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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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Intuition behind commutativity of convolution in LTI systems

Why is convolution commutative, as it seems to treat two signals in a different way in an LTI system? If you imagine $y[n] = x[n] \star h[n]$ with $x[n]$ being an input signal and $h[n]$ being the ...
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MIT exercise 6.003 HW2 - Concept of system initially at rest

I am following the MIT open course you can find here. My question is about one of the exercises given as homework in the latter and more specifically I think I am missing something on the concept of "...
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How to implement the RLS for matrices

I need to implement the RLS algorithm but it's for matrices instead for vectors, I have made the below code, but still something wrong is not working well, EDIT: The code should be done as below, ...
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Check whether a given equation is linear

$ a = (x, y) \in \mathbb{Z}^2 $ is given as a pixel. My equation in which $g$ is image(matrix) is defined as, $f(x, y) = 56g(x,y)+93g(x−1,y)+92g(x+1, y)−57g(x, y−1)+555g(x, y+1) $ How can we know ...
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System that has derivative of input is non causal

Consider a system $y(t) = \dot{x}(t)$ where $y$ is the output and $x$ is the input. Given an initial condition $x_0$ and two inputs $x_1$ and $x_2$ such that $$x_1(t)=x_2(t) , 0 \le t < t_0$$ the ...
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Block Diagram for a difference equation

I have this little doubt regarding how to draw a block diagram representation of a difference equation. Let us implement $ y(n) = ay(n-3) + by(n-2)+cy(n-1) + x(n)$ in block diagram where $a, b, c$ are ...
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Signals and Systems - LTI - Transforms - Impulse Response

I have $x(t)-> LTI -> y(t)$ where $LTI=h(t),H(jw)$. and $H(jw)=ab/((a+jw)(b+jw))$ where a and B are real numbers. I am wanting to find the impulse response $h(t)$ as well as the input/...
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3-tap FIR filter: simple expression for $H(e^{j\omega})$ using trigonometric identities

We have a linear time-invariant system described by the input-output relation $$y[n] = x[n] + 2x[n - 1] + x[n - 2]$$ Below is my approach to analyze this system. The impulse response of this system ...
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How to find the impulse response of this system with complex roots?

I've been working trying to analyze a causal stable system. Hopefully a numeric example such as the one I am working on, and the problems I face during it could be useful to others. I have this ...
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How to find the difference equation directly from Direct Form II signal flow graph

I am trying to solve for the difference equation of the following signal flow graph: I am aware that Direct Form II can be converted to Direct Form I, which finding the difference equation directly ...
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Linearity of the given system

I am given the following system and I am checking the additive property: $$y(t)=x(e^t)$$ where $y(t)$ is the output and $x(t)$ is the input given to the system. Now this is what I did so far: \...
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Why is the impulse response function of this system 0?

Suppose I have an system $ y(t) = t^{2}x(t)$. The impulse response of this system would be: $h(t) = t^{2} \delta(t)$. Since $\delta(t) = 0$ for $t \neq 0 , h(t) = 0$ for $t \neq 0$. And at $t=0, h(...
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classify the system if it's linear , non-linear , time variants or invariants [closed]

classify the system if it's linear , non-linear , time variants or invariants
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Conversion from stationarity to non-stationarity

Is there any way to convert a non-stationary signal to a stationary one, perform operations on it meant for a stationary signal and then convert it back to the non-stationary one?
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What does it mean for a function to have frequencies?

In a lecture, my professor mentioned that $\cos$ has two frequencies. I see that using the inverse Euler's formula we can express $\cos$ as a some linear combination of complex exponentials, each with ...
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Question on Wiener Filtering

I have read that a Wiener filter is a filter used to produce an estimate of a desired or target random process by linear time-invariant (LTI) filtering of an observed noisy process. Now, my doubt ...
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Linear combination of DT unit impulse

Came across this example in class but I'm not sure how the expression $x(n)$ was derived.
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Transfer function of open loop system

Suppose i have the system equation $Y(s) = G(s)X(s)+ 3T(s)$ Then what is the transfer function of the system? I know that the transfer function is $Y(s)/X(s)$, but i can't get that expression.
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Damped Harmonic Oscillation as an LTI

The goal is to create an LTI filter which is exactly, or approximates, damping of harmonic modes. The equation of course is: $$\frac{d^2 x}{dt^2} + 2 \xi \omega \frac{dx}{dt}+\omega^2x=0$$ This can ...
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Discrete State Space Model - Why Are We Calculating $ x \left[ k + 1 \right] $ Instead of $ \dot{\boldsymbol{x}} \left( t \right) $?

A continuous state space model is defined as follows. $$ \dot{\boldsymbol{x}}(t) = A \boldsymbol{x}(t)+ B \boldsymbol{u}(t) \\ \boldsymbol{y}(t)= C \boldsymbol{x}(t)+ D \boldsymbol{u}(t) $$ If we ...
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Calculate the Output of Linear Time Invariant System Given it Impulse Response [closed]

A filter is defined as $ h \left[ n \right] = \delta \left[ n \right] - \delta \left[ n - 1 \right] $. Given a signal $ h \left[ n \right] $ defined as: $$ x \left [ n \right ] = \begin{cases} 1 &...
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Discrete Filter $y[n] = \frac{1}{3} x[n] + \frac{1}{3} x[n-1] + \frac{1}{3} x[n-2]$

Consider the filter which equation can be represented by $y[n] = \frac{1}{3}x[n] + \frac{1}{3}x[n-1] + \frac{1}{3}x[n-2]$, in $x[n]$ and $y[n]$ are sequence of input and output of the system ...
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Determine if $ y[n] = ny[n-1] + x[n]$ is linear time invariant and BIBO stable

Check if the following system is linear time invariant and BIBO stable.. $$ y[n] = ny[n-1] + x[n] $$ for $n\ge 0$. We are also given that the system is at rest (i.e. $y[−1] = 0$). I know that to ...
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Frequency response of marginally stable LTI systems

The frequency response of a system is defined as: $$\int_0^\infty{h(t)e^{-j\omega t}dt}$$ where $h(t)$ is the impulse response. But in marginally stable systems, $h(t)$ does not decay so the integral ...
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Are discrete systems defined by LCCDE always LTI?

Suppose a discrete-time system is defined by linear constant-coefficient difference equation $$\sum_{k=0}^{N} a_k y[n-k] = \sum_{k=0}^{M} b_k x[n-k]$$ where at least two different coefficients $a_i,...
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Proof of linearity

I have this system: $$y[n] − 4y[n − 1] + 4y[n − 2] = 20x[n] + 10x[n − 1]$$ I have no idea how to prove if the system is linear because it depends on future outputs.
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Explicit a succession using z inverse transform

Is it possible to explicit $y(n)$ of this mathematical succession in recursive form using z inverse transform?: $ y(0) = 1 \\ y(n+1) = 2y(n) + 3 $ I can't write ...
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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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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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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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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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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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