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Fourier Transform of the conjugate of a complex function [closed]

Given that $x(t)$ Fourier Transforms to $X(f)$. What happens when you Fourier Transform $x^*(t)$, and your $x(t)$ and $x^*(t)$ are both complex functions??
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Impulse response $h[n]$ of a non linear I/O equation

my question concerns an assignment that was given to us at school. We have been given a list of I/O equations and it is required, for each of them, to find the impulse response $h[n]$ and the ratio ...
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Running a signal through a circuit with some odd components

I am studying a course in signal analysis and systems. Currently we are looking at aliiasing, samplig,DTFT and reconstruction. I got stuck on an excercise. For the in signal $x_{a}(t)=2\cos(2\pi F_{0}...
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FInd the amplitude function to a system

I'm studying a course in signal analysis and have come across an exercise where I find the analytical part a bit tricky. I am to find the amplitude function $|H( f )|$ for a system with the impulse ...
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Zeroes and poles for a system

I have run into some issues on an exercise for the course in signal analysis and systems I am currently studying. We are to create an echo effect and are using the system below: I am to find the ...
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Noise variance estimation under known channel

I have $N$ observations $\{y_i\}_{i=1..N}$ $$y_i = h_i x_i + w_i$$ where $\{x_i\}_i$ are the realizations of uniform distributed QPSK symbol $x$, i.e. $x_i \in \{\pm\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \pm j\frac{1}{\...
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Find $A$ and $G$ value to satisfy the requirement

Given a disturbance reduction system Create a system that will reduce $U(s)$ noise to $100$ times its value. Find the A and G gain value to satisfy the requirement My attempt: I've analyzed the ...
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Finding transfer function from bode plot

Given a bode diagram From the figure, I see that when $\omega = 100 \text{ rad/s}$ the magnitude response starting to go down and when $\omega = 1000 \text{ rad/s}$ the slope become higher. Then $$H(...
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A discrete time signal $x[n]$ is defined in terms of unit impulse function.Express the signal $x[n]$ in terms of step signal

A discrete time signal $x[n]$ is defined in terms of unit impulse function as follow $$x[n]= 1-\sum_{r=3}^\infty \delta[n-1-r]$$ If $x[n]$ is expressed in terms of unit step function as $x[n]=u[an-b]$ ...
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Find response of discrete time LTI system given input and impulse response

For this question the guide says to use $Y(e^{j\omega}) = H(e^{j\omega}) X(e^{j\omega})$. I have been able to find the discrete time Fourier transform of the impulse function as $$H(e^{j\omega}) = \...
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Unit step function symbol

I've been studying communications and i see that the book used the symbol $u_{-1}(t)$ for unit step function , why ?
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Does $\cos(bt)\cdot u(t)$ have a Fourier Transform?

If it does, $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \cos(bt)\,u(t)e^{-j\omega t} dt = \int_{0}^{\infty} \cos(bt)\,e^{-j\omega t} dt = \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{e^{jbt} + e^{-jbt}}{2}\,e^{-j\omega t} dt$$ Then how do ...
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Confused with using Fourier Transform Properties

I'm seeking the Fourier transform of $t \cdot (u(t+1)-u(t-1))$ Given the fact that (The first minus here should be a plus) Using properties. My initial approach was: but I wasn't sure how I should ...
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Finding original signal $x(t)$

For given 4 conditions, I have to find out what is $x(t)$ with period of 3, and I don't know if $x(t)$ is real or not. For fourier coefficients $x_k$, $$1.\ x_k=x_{k+2}$$ $$2.\ x_k=x_{-k}$$ $$3.\ \...
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Understanding LTI systems graphically

I'm currently working on this problem from Oppenheimer's book: Given $x_{1}(t)$ and $y_{1}(t)$ I should figure out $y_{2}(t)$ and $y_{3}(t)$ given that the system is LTI. My progress so far: I'm ...
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How do I check for linearity for the following piecewise-defined system?

The problem at hand: Where I'm currently stuck: I'm not entirely sure about how to move on from this point, I'm trying to find the superposition of the responses of the two individual signals so I ...
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Inverse Fourier Transform of piecewise function

Objective : Compute $y(t)$ from $Y(j\omega)=H(j\omega)X(j\omega)$ where : $$ x(t)=\left(\frac{\sin(2t)}{\pi t}\right)^{2} $$ and $$ H(j\omega)=\begin{cases}e^{-j\omega}&\text{if $|\omega|<4$}\\...
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How to Implement the moving average filter in time domain in MATLAB? [closed]

I have a sinusoidal x(t) = sin(500πt) signal is corrupted by random noise. The corrupted signal is sampled with sampling frequency fs = 5 kHz and passed through a 5-point moving average filter to ...
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Calculate the power of a discrete-time signal

We got this question in our test :- $$S(t) = 5\cos(10πt - π/2) + 6\sin(15πt)\cos(15πt)$$ My Solution :- $$S(t) = 5\cos(10πt - π/2) + 3\sin(30πt)\qquad \textrm{[Using $\sin(2A) = 2\sin(A)\cos(A)$]}$$...
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Finding the impulse response given response to another signal

I was trying to solve this question : I respresented $x(t) = u(t+1)-u(t-1)$ writing the convolution as $[u(t+1)-u(t-1)]*h(t) = y(t)$ I then used the property of differentiation to convert from the ...
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Impulse Response of real coefficient, LTI System

I'm trying to obtain the impulse response $h[n]$ of a system whose frequency response is $H(e^{j\omega})=R(\omega)e^{-25j\omega}$. I believed that $h[n]=h[n-25]$, would be the correct answer, however ...
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Stft of sinusoids

I have a sinusoidal signal of 10 minutes. For the first 5 minutes, the signal has a frequency of 100 Hz and for the next 5 minutes, the signal has a frequency of 200 Hz. 1 - If I look at the ...
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Minimum sampling frequency, quantization, and bitrate calculation

An analogue sensor has a bandwidth which extends from very low frequencies up to a maximum of 14.5 kHz. Using the Sampling Theorem what is the minimum sampling rate (number of samples per second) ...
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DTFT Pairs confusion

When I am in the DT Fourier Domain, and I want to come back to the time domain, which pair do I use? Asking because both pairs have the exact same "form" in the Fourier domain, and that is ...
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Find the autocorrelation function of signal $x(t) = u(t) - u(t-1)$

I have used the energy-type signal autocorrelation function: $$\mathcal{R}_{xx}(\tau)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}x(t)x^*(t+\tau)dt$$ I have rewritten the equation as: $$\begin{align} \int_{-\infty}^{\...
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Is this system causal or not?

My efforts of solving this question are below. I came to a conclusion that this system is causal, since: $$ \begin{cases} w[k]+5w[k-1]+6w[k-2]=x[k] \\ y[k]=w[k]+2w[k-1]+3w[k-2]+4w[k-3] \end{cases} $$...
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MIT 6.003 HW#8 Problem 4 - Fourier Coefficients of Triangle Wave

In the mentioned homework, part of the solution involves finding the Fourier coefficients of the triangle wave. The solution mentions that we can express this function as follows: What does that ...
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Find power of a sum of sinusoids

We got this question to solve: Calculate the power of the signal: $$s(t) = 8\cos\left(20\pi t-\frac \pi4\right) + 4\sin(15\pi t)$$ Now, I thought of two approaches : Use Parseval theorem, so first ...
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Determine if system is linear time variant

The system equation is given as: $$y(n)=(n-1)x(n-1)+(n+1)x(n+1)$$ I solved that the system is time variant: \begin{align} y(n-k)&=(n-k-1)x(n-k-1)+(n-k+1)x(n-k+1)\\ H[x(n-k)]&=(n-1)x(n-k-1)+(n+...
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Convert complex valued sinusoid to real valued sinusoid

This is the homework problem: convert $x[n]=je^{j\pi n/8}-je^{-j\pi n/8}$ to a real valued sinusoid. I understand that $\sin\theta=\dfrac{e^{j\theta}-e^{-j\theta}}{2j}$ In the solution, the answers ...
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Linear systems: Square root of input product

Hi guys i'm studying signals and systems, and my professor ask us if this signal is linear or not $$y(t) = \big[x(t − 1)x(t + 1)\big]^{\frac 12}$$ the fact that is in the form of $x\cdot x$ told me ...
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Confusion for two-sided signal

Given a continuous LTI system with transfer function $$H(s)= -\frac{2s}{(s+6)(s+2)}$$ Plot the location of the pole(s) and zero(s) Find all possible regions of convergence From the problem above find ...
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Determining Causality and Time-Invariance of a system

Consider the following system: $$y(t-1)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty x(𝜏)u(𝜏-t) d𝜏 $$ where $u(t)$ is the unit step function, which is zero for $t<0$ and equals $1$ for $t>0$. $(1)$ Is the system ...
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Output of LTI (in time and frequency $\omega$ domain) : when input goes through LPF

I would like to raise a mathematical question : Let's say we are been given : $$x(t) = \begin{cases} \cos(\pi t) & |t| \leq 0.5 \\ 0 & \textrm{otherwise} ...
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How can I find expansion coefficients of the a vector in a given basis?

How can I find the coefficient of the vector $\mathbf y$? And how can the inner product be done on these vectors? Let $\mathbf y = \begin{bmatrix}1\\2\\0\\1\end{bmatrix}$ What are the expansion ...
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How to find average and power of a signal

I need to find the average and the power of this signal: $$x(n)=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}2^{-k}e^{j2{\pi}kn}$$ The problem is that the summation starts at 1 and not at 0, and a part of that how can I find ...
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Is this an energy or power signal?

Is the given input signal x[n] an energy or power signal? The image shows what I did so far. Is it correct? Thank you! EDIT: I solved it again, please tell me if I did it correctly this time. $$E= \...
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Find the length of the impulse response for the given output and input

Homework Question: Consider a signal $x[n]=\alpha e^{j \omega_{0} n}+\beta e^{j \omega_{1} n}+\gamma e^{j \omega_{2} n} .$ What is the length of impulse response $h[n]$ of a system (non-trivial) such ...
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Inverse discrete time Fourier transform with differentiation

Consider a signal x[n] and its DTFT $X(e^{jω})$ . Assume $X(e^{jω})$ is differentiable. Compute the inverse DTFT of $j\frac{dX(e^{jω})}{d\omega}$ You should write your answer in terms of $x[n]$ and ...
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Finding causal impulse response given the imaginary part of the frequency response

I understand that I would need to calculate inverse Discrete Time Fourier Transform (iDTFT) to find $h(n)$. Since $h(n)$ is real, iDTFT of the imaginary part of $H(e^{j\omega})$ gives the odd part of ...
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What is the Z-transform of $0.8^{n+2}u(n-1)$?

I have 2 signals. One is $x(n)=(-0.5)^nu(n)$ and the other one is $y(n)=0.8^{n+2}u(n-1)$. I know that for the first one it is $X(z)= 1/(1+0.5z^{-1})$, but what about the other one? I know $y(n)$ is ...
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DFT exercise in the book Understanding digital signal processing 3 Ed

I am trying to solve exercises from the book Understanding digital signal processing 3 Ed - Richard Lyons. I will repeat the question as it is in the book: 3.3 We want to calculate an N-point DFT ...
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How can I find the transfer function of the following block diagram?

I've the following image and I want to find the transfer function from input $x(t)$ to output $y(t)$. I know that I have to apply Laplace Transform, so the integrator becomes $\dfrac{1}{s}$, but I don'...
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Can time-invariance be determined from a given a transfer function?

I've the following function. $$ G(z) = 2 + \frac{-1+5z^{-1}}{(1-0.5z^{-1})(1-z^{-1})}$$ Calculating it's inverse using $\mathcal Z$-Transform, I get the following function: $$g[n] = 2\delta[n] + 8u[n] ...
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Compute output given input, transfer function and initial conditions

The problem statement is Consider a causal LTI system whose transfer function $H(s)$ is given as $$H(s)=\frac{s+2}{(s+3)(s+4)}$$ Compute the output $y(t)$ for an input $x(t)=e^{-2t}u(t)$ when $y(0)=1$...
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Deriving of magnitude, phase response and impulse response of transfer function

I have a transfer function as $$H(z) = \frac{-0.0625z^4 + 0.25z^3 + 0.625z^2 + 0.25z - 0.0625}{z^4}$$ I want to derive magnitude and phase response of this equation. can someone help me from here I ...
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Showing error energy goes to zero

Let $$\hat{x}[k] = \frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-W}^{W}X(e^{j\omega})e^{j\omega k}d\omega,\label{ift}\tag1$$ where $$X(e^{j\omega}) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} x[n]e^{-j\omega n}\label{dft}\tag2$$ Also, $$d[k]...
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Fourier transform of an integrator filter

I have to find the Fourier transform , and $y(t)$ of an $ x(t) = e^{- \frac {t}{T} } u(t) $ that passes into a integrator filter. I know that $ Y(f) = X(f) H(f) $ so I first calculate the Fourier ...
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Discrete-time Fourier transform of $\frac{\cos(\frac{n\pi} 6)}{(n+3)\pi}$

Find the Discrete-time Fourier transform of $\frac{\cos(\frac{n\pi} 6)}{(n+3)\pi}$ I thought of making it to be a sinc, but at the bottom there is $n+3$ and if I replace $n+3$ then I don’t know how ...
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Simplfiying a system output equation

I have a problem getting the final (simplified) version of the system's (in the figure below) output equation y[n]: For this system, I know that $$w[n] = x[n] + aw[n − 1]$$ and $$y[n] = w[n] + bw[n − ...

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