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Questions tagged [linear-systems]

A linear system operates on inputs with only linear operators so the response to a complex input can be analysed as the sum of the response to a set of simpler inputs. This mathematical property makes the analysis of linear systems much simpler than non-linear systems where this summation or superposition does not hold. Linear systems are generally further classified as time invariant, meaning that there characteristics do not change over time.

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Least Squares with blocks/updates

I have a continuous-time system that I want to fit via least squares. I just send $N$ digital samples $x[n]$ through the system and receive (via analog signal chain, ADC etc) $N$ digital samples $y[n]$...
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Is this two input discrete system linear? [closed]

Given two inputs $\: x_1[n]\: x_2[n]\:$Is the system $\:y[n]=x_1[n]\times x_2[n]\:$ linear ? My Approach: $(x_1\times x_2)[n]=S_1[n]\rightarrow Y_1[n]$ $(x_3\times x_4)[n]=S_2[n]\rightarrow Y_2[n]$ $...
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Distinguishing FIR and IIR from difference equation

Find the transfer function of the difference equation $$y_n = x_n + 1.2y_{n-1}$$ I fail to understand how one can distinguish between an FIR filter and an IIR filter by looking at the equation given ...
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Relationship of the cross correlation and the amplitude of the signal

I would like to characterise the maximum amplitude $|x(t)|$ (or similar quantity $|x(t)|$ or $|x(t)|^2$) of the following linear system $$ x(t) = \int_0^\infty K(t')S(t-t')dt',$$ where $ S(t) $ is ...
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How to conclude LTI, causality and BIBO stability of a system represented by a differential equation?

I have started to learn about systems represented by differential equations in Oppenheim's Signals & Systems, and I got really confused about it. I am trying to understand how I can show that a ...
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Complete Response Linear System

I couldn't find out the answer for item d.
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What Is the Derivative of the Function $ s \left( t \right) = \left( 1 - {e}^{\frac{-t}{RC}} \right) u \left( t \right) $?

What is the derivative of the following function $$ s \left( t \right) = \left( 1 - {e}^{\frac{-t}{RC}} \right) u \left( t \right) $$ with respect to $t$, where $u(t)$ is a unit step ...
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Eigenfunction property for LTI sinusoidal and the sinusoidal steady-state response

All LTI systems possess the eigenfunction property for complex exponential inputs. That is (restricting our attention to periodic complex exponentials), if $e^{j\omega_k t}$ is an input to the LTI ...
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Time-invariant and Time-varying Systems

Determine whether the following system is time-invariant or not: $y(t)=x(t)\sin 10\pi t$ Solution: Given: $y(t)=x(t)\sin 10\pi t$ $y(t)=T[x(t)]=x(t)\sin 10\pi t$ The output due to input delayed ...
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Signals and systems book with linear algebra approach

I am currently taking a course on discrete-time signals and systems. I am using B. P. Lathi's Signal Processing and Linear Systems, which I don't like at all, as it doesn't draw any paralells to ...
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Why $y[n] = x[-n]$ is not time-invariant?

I followed these steps, but the answer still says that this system is time-invariant let: $x_2[n] = x[n-k]$ $$\begin{align} y_2[n] &= x_2[-n] \\ &= x[-(n-k)] \\ &= x[k-n] \\ \end{align}...
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Is it possible to replace an integrator system with an equivalent differentiator?

I have a system whose input-output relation is as follows $$y(t)=x(t)+\int_{-\infty }^{t} x(\tau) \,\mathrm d \tau$$ Can I create an equivalent system by using differentiators rather than ...
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Finding the output of a system where the input is a sum of complex exponentials

So, I have to find $H\{ x(t)\})$ (which is an LTI system), where $$x(t) = \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} a_ke^{ \ jw_kt}$$ and where the impulse response of the system is given by: $$h(t) = \frac{\delta(t+\tau)-\...
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Does “improper” imply that a system cannot be stable and causal?

This answer and the comments in it made me wonder whether the following statement is true: If a transfer function is improper, then that system cannot be causal and stable at the same time. I had ...
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Recursive systematic convolutional code with TCM

My question is: What are the outputs from the TCM encoder ?
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Initial conditions for systems described in state space - LTI or not?

Suppose we have some system given by $$\begin{aligned} \dot{x}(t) &= Ax(t) +Bu(t) \\ y(t) &= Cx(t)+Du(t) \end{aligned}$$ where $x(t)$ are the state variables, $y(t)$ is the output and $u(t)$ ...
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Physical Meaning of Negative Group Delay for causal LTI systems

I have implemented in Matlab (with minor variations) the example 5.1.2 "Illustration of Effects of Group Delay and Attenuation" I found in Alan Oppenheim's Discrete-Time Signal Processing 3rd edition. ...
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Problem understanding steps towards defining the convolution sum

I have a problem understanding the reasoning behind a step that was taken to characterize a LTI system. So, we were told the following: For each integer $k$, we have the following function: $$ \...
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Frequency Response Question on LSI System

Someone please explain me the question its seems very complicated to me. I just want know what the question asking and how to solve it i dont want fully solved solution. Thank you!!
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Understanding and Correcting phase shift in General Linear Phase FIR filters

I have been learning about General Linear Phase Filters and the four standard FIR implementations. I was wondering in the case $\beta = \frac{\pi}{2}$ or $\beta = \frac{3\pi}{2}$ if there was a way ...
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Causality as applied to capacitors

This question stems from a point of confusion that I still have about the causality, linearity, and time-invariance in LCCDEs. I wanted to use the capacitor as an example. Consider a capacitor with ...
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Determining Causality From Discrete Impulse Response

Trying to wrap my mind around the concepts of this one... Consider the following impulse response $h[n]$ for a linear, time-invariant system: $$ h[n] =\left\{\underline{1} , -2, 2, -1\right\} $$ ...
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should block diagrams in Direct Form 1/2 contain empty branches to fit structure?

When creating a block diagram in a well-recognized structure (Direct Forms 1&2 in particular), does one remove branches where the coefficient is 0? This picture includes a coefficient of $b_1=0....
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Linear Constant Coefficient Differential Equations: Zero-Input and Zero-State responses

The solution to a linear constant coefficient differential equation of the form $$\sum_{k = 0}^{N} a_k y^{(k)} (t) = \sum_{k = 0}^{M} b_k x^{(k)} (t)$$ can be written as $y(t) = y_{ZI} (t) + y_{ZS} (t)...
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Basic question about Block Diagrams and Scale factor

I am doing a project about controlling a thermoelectric module, and for doing so I must reverse the current direction. This is achieved changing the voltage polarity. So the output of the controller (...
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Time-invariance, causality and stability of $h(t)$ of four given systems

Question: The impulse response functions of four linear systems $S_1,\ S_2,\ S_3,\ S_4$ are given respectively by \begin{align} h_1(t)&=1\\ h_2(t)&=u(t)\\ h_3(t)&=\frac{u(t)}{(t+1)}...
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Causality, Linearity, and Time Invariance for Systems Described by Linear Constant Coefficient Differential Equations

I am currently using Signals and Systems by Alan Oppenheim as a reference to learn about LTI systems. Before introducing systems represented by linear constant coefficient differential equations, ...
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Impulse Response to LTI

I am new to DSP, and I am self-studying using mostly Proakis. I have a question. There are some examples in the text where you will be given the impulse response of an LTI system, and then asked to ...
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Time shifting and time reversal

For the problem given in the fig. how to solve it? My approach: Let $y(n)$ be the first output (e.g for 1st case output of system $A$ is $y_1(n)$; for 2nd case output of system $B$ is $y_2(n)$, then ...
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Solving for impulse response h[n] given input-output pairs

This is a homework problem that I've worked on and I want to confirm some of my reasoning. I'm given two sets of input-output pairs of a particular system, $S$, that we know is linear time-invariant ...
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determine the impulse response of given second order difference equation

$y[n]-3y[n-1]-4y[n-2]=x[n]$ i solved it as follows : 1.first calculated natural-response(ZIR i.e,zero input response) by using characteristic equation it came out as $y_n[n]=[c_1(-1)^{n}+c_2(4)^...
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How to derivate in the frequency domain

I have two Time Domain functions, $f_1(t)$ and $f_2(t)$. I have both Fourier Transforms, $F_1(\omega)$ and $F_2(\omega)$. Functions $f_1$ and $f_2$ are not independent and, in fact, $f_1$ is also a ...
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Is $y[n]=x[n] * x[n^2]$ invertible?

Is the following system invertible or not? $$y[n]=x[n] * x[n^2]$$ where $*$ stands for the aperiodic convolution operator. I have not been able to find a mathematically sufficient argument for it...
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Inverse system of a system with integral

I am trying to find the inverse system of the following (I tried finding the mathematical inverse function but since it is not the same I am not so sure) . Can someone help me find it? $$ y(t)=\int_{...
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Fourier transform of function division in time domain

$F_1(\omega)$ is the Fourier Transform of $f_1(t)$. $F_2(\omega)$ is the Fourier TRansform of $f_2(t)$. Can I obtain the Fourier Transform ($F_3(\omega)$) of $$ f_3(t) = \frac{f_1(t)}{f_2(t)} $$ ...
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Is system $h(t) = u(t)-u(t-1)$ LTI or not?

$$y(t) = \int_{0}^{\infty} x(\tau)h(t-\tau) \ \mathrm{d}\tau$$ where $h(t) = u(t)-u(t-1)$. I have some problem with understanding whether system LTI or LTV just looking the impulse response of the ...
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The Spectrum of the Impulse Response of Linear Time Invariant (LTI) System

Consider an LTI system with impulse response $$h[n] = \frac{1}{5^n} u[n].$$ (a) Determine and sketch the magnitude and phase response $|H(\omega)|$ and $\arg(H(\omega))$ respectively. (b) ...
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For a system to be causal, number of finite zeros <= number of finite poles. Why?

I read in this pdf that for a system to be causal, the number of finite zeros must be no greater than number of finite poles. Why? I know that for a system to be causal, $h[n]=0$ for all $n<0$. ...
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Is the sum of discrete sinusoids an eigenfunction of an LTI system?

Does $$x[n]=e^{j\omega n}+e^{2j\omega n}$$ represent an eigenfunction of an LTI system?
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Confusion regarding model order and lags

I have similar questions as the one asked in these posts: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47083890/fir-filter-length-is-the-intercept-included-as-a-coefficient-matlab/47085339?noredirect=1#...
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Is $y[n] = n x[n]$ an LTI system?

How can I test if $y[n] = n x[n]$ is an LTI system? And any other system for that matter? For example, how come $y[n] = \left( \frac{1}{2} \right)^n u[n]$, where $u[n]$ is the unit step, is an LTI ...
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Covariance matrix, Q, for a Kalman filter given the stochastic differential equation for the state of the system?

Given that I have a stochastic differential equation describing the motion of my system like so: $$ \ddot{x}(t) + \Omega_0^2x(t) - C\dfrac{dW(t)}{dt} = 0$$ Where $\Omega_0$ and $C$ are constants. I ...
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Is there any connection between frequency response of a system and spectrum of a signal?

For instance, an AR process can be generated through a white noise $w[n]$ passing through an all-poles system (IIR), $$y[n] = \sum_{k = 1}^{p}a_ky[n-k] + w[n]$$ and we can analyze the IIR system, ...
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How to determine if the system is linear or nonlinear

Given a signal $$y(n)=x(n)\cos(wn)$$ How to determine if the given signal is linear or non linear? I am getting so confused reading the theory. If someone could help step by step to determine this....
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Create an input so that poles show up as outputs?

Let's say we have a rational, causal, stable LTI system with transfer function $$H(z) = \frac{A(z)}{B(z)}$$ If $H(z)$ has $N$ poles, we can in theory have only 1 of those poles, $p_i$, show up at the ...
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Hilbert transform properties

Here Its says Hilbert transform is a non-causal,linear,and time-invariant system How can I prove it mathematically? wikipedia says the input output relation like this $$\boxed{y(t)=\frac{1}{\pi}\...
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why exponential term neglected in equation?

where does that exponential term gone, is this because it is a constant term or it has to do something with stablity?
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Question on LSI system

Why second option (1) is not correct ?
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why this frequency response is added to the power of e?

From where did this ${\angle}H{(\Omega)}$ came into power of $e$ ?