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### How to know basics about convergence

I apologize if the post is incorrect. I'm a sophomore student studying Electrical engineering. As a part of an introductory course on signal and linear systems, I'm required to learn Fourier and ...
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### What are the missing steps in the derivation of this equation?

I am trying to understand the model of a piano hammer described here. The relevant excerpt is: As I understand it, they are saying in (12a) that if the hammer spring's uncompressed end's y position ...
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### s-Domin or z-Domain - What to Use for Mixed systems

I recently had to deal with a power electronic system where I had to implement a dynamic model of a power converter in order to design a suitable controller for that converter. The control will be ...
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### Help with my first (simple) Z-transform

I need to transform this Laplace function to the z-domain: From the answer I received: $s=(1-z^{−1})/T$ Then substitution into my Laplace function would give: $t(z) = 2R/(m*(1-z^{−1})/T + 2R)$ Is ...
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### How do I convert this simple Laplace equation to Z-domain?

A basic model of coupled strings (eg. piano) is provided here as: The principle is that it has two identical string simulations each formed by a delay line and LPF. The outputs of these are summed at ...
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### Why the unilateral Laplace transform?

Why is the Laplace transform commonly taught as the unilateral Laplace transform? I mean, for the Fourier transform, we commonly have the bilateral transform... if the signal is 0 for $t<0$, then ...
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### Solving the system response using inverse Laplace transform

I am trying to solve this question but I got stuck when inverting the Laplace transform for this problem. I do not know that whether I do it right or wrong. Moreover, I do not know how to handle the ...
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### Determining Stability of a continuous time system using Laplace Transform

I'm following Oppenheim's book. In exapmles, the laplace transforms of of the following signals $e^{-t}u(t)$ and $e^{-t-1}u(t+1)$ is given as $\frac{s}{(s+1)}$ and $\frac{e^{-s}}{(s+1)}$ both ...
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### Why Are There Two Different Common $3 \times 3$ Kernels for the Laplacian?

I find both of these 3x3 Laplacian kernels to be commonly used: 0 -1 0 -1 4 -1 0 -1 0 and: -1 -1 -1 -1 8 -1 -1 -1 -1 ...
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### How can the Poles of the Root Locus be negative?

My understanding of drawing a root locus diagram is that stability requires all roots of the characteristic polynomial of the open loop transfer function to lie in the negative real part of the plane. ...
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### blur detection using opencv

I'm writing a script to detect blur images using OpenCV by applying Laplacian filter and calculate the std but there is a problem the std for images that contain motion blur is very close to those ...
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### How poles are related to frequency response

I have recently fallen into fallacy, considering pole s=1 as there is infinite response at frequency 1. Yet, response was only 1. Now, can you derive the frequency response, given the poles? ...
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### Why do convolution kernels such as Gaussian, Laplacian, LoG almost always seem to be expressed in integers?

I'm a total newb in search of some deeper understanding, but I'm not able to read the maths behind these on Wikipedia. If I understand correctly, you get the new value for each pixel by multiplying ...
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### Inverse Laplace Transform

A system given by $\frac{s-1}{(s+1)(s-2)}$ has to be inverse transformed so that it is anticausal and nonstable. The answer given is $h(t)=-\frac{1}{3}(2e^{-t}+e^{2t})u(-t)$ Why the minus sign at the ...
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### What is the inverse Laplace transform of squared denominator term?

Referring to the image below, what would the inverse Laplace transform be? I can't seem to find any tables that include this case.
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### Z transmittance from diffrence equation made out of diagram

I have a problem with getting Z transmittance out of a single block of diagram, when e(nT) is as an input, and u(nT) is as an output. Period of sampling is T = 0.5 s The diagram is: My first thought ...
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### Step response of third-order continuous-time transfer function

I have a transfer function of the form: $$H(s) = \frac{b\omega_n s^2 + a\omega_n^2 s + \omega_n^3}{s^3 + b\omega_n s^2 + a\omega_n^2 s + \omega_n^3}$$ If it matters, $a=b=2$. Is anyone aware of ...
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### Difference between the two forms of input-output relationships of an LTI system

$$y(t)=f(t)*h(t)\tag{1}$$ $$y(t)=H(s)e^{st}\tag{2}$$ $$H(s)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}h(t)e^{-st}dt\tag{3}$$ Let $f(t)$ in Eqn $(1)$ be $e^{st}$. In many worked out examples, I have found that the two ...
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### Questions related to Laplace Transform

While studying Laplace transform, I also some questions which I want to understand: a) We used to say that Laplace transform include both real and imaginary part whereas in Fourier transform we ...
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### Feedback systems & oscillations

The transfer function of feedback system is: $$\frac{V_{\rm out}}{V_{\rm in}} = \frac{A}{1+Af}$$ Where $A$ is the open loop gain, and $f$ is the feedback gain. Now for oscillation to happen, $Af$ ...
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### Laplace transform of a finite duration signal

Consider the following signal: $$x(t) = e^{-2t}[u(t) - u(t-5)]$$ This signal exists only from 0 to 5 time units. Elsewhere, it is zero. Now, let's find the laplace transform of this signal using ...
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### Why there is Difference between shapes of ROC of z domain and s domain?

ROC(region of convergence) of Z domain is shown by a circular region while ROC in S domain is shown by a rectangular(approximately looking like rectangle) region What is the reason of this difference ...
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### Why not use a complex number in the exponent in the z-transform?

I am trying to comprehend how the z-transform has come to be similar but different from its continuous counterpart, namely the Laplace transform. It seems to me that the most parallel and intuitive ...
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### From Fourier transform to Laplace Transform

It's well known that you can estimate the Fourier Transform $X(f)$ of a signal $x(t)$ via its Laplace Transform $X(s)$, just by setting $s = j2\pi f$ to the latter, as long as the region of ...
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### Basic difference between Fourier transform and laplace transform? [duplicate]

I have read few links about difference between Fourier transform and Laplace transform but still not satisfied Please correct me if i am wrong Simply put, the main difference between Fourier ...
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### Using laplace transform to find the expression for voltage in the circuit

Let's say we have the following circuit: Generator in the circuit has sinusoidal waveform $u_g(t)=\sin\omega t$. Other known values: $L=0.25H\\ R=1\Omega \\ C=0.5F \\ \omega=1 \frac{rad}{s} \\ k=1$ ...
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### Why we take Laplace Transform of functions which converged using Fourier Transform

There are several functions for which we know that Fourier Transform will exist but still we calculate its Laplace Transform. Can I know the reason why we need to take Laplace transform for which we ...
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### Bilateral Laplace transform and existence of Fourier transform

I was reading from Athanosios Papoulis' "The Fourier integral and its applications." and they referenced the bilateral Laplace transform and Fourier Transform as: F(p)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-pt}...
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### How does this digital signal controlling a switch in the circuit affect the output voltage?

Suppose you have a circuit which has the input signal $x(t)=2\sin (ω_ot + \pi/6)$. The switch in the circuit is controlled with a digital signal of the form: \$s(t)=\sum_{k=-\infty}^{+\infty} (u(t+ε-...
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### Why use transfer functions than differential equations?

I have some simple questions regarding DSP and Control Systems, but found no simple answers. I just need simple and easy to understand answers, not complex answers with huge maths. Why we use ...