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Problem with natural logarithmic function in fixed point notation

I am facing a problem with natural logarithmic function in fixed-point notation. Let's say x = 0.54, then ln(x) = -0.616186, a negative number => (1) Then in fixed-point notation, the value of x ...
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FFT algorithm gives wrong signs on my output numbers

I was told from another stack exchange (stackoverflow and computer science stack exchange) to post here - so hopefully now i can get some help from people who understand the algorithm, but if this is ...
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Why Cramér spectral representation and not DTFT for stochastic process

In a lot of time-series analysis references I find (written by mathematicians or statisticians rather than engineers), I find the following signal decomposition for a stochastic process, termed the &...
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What is the first derivative of Dirac delta function?

Could you please help me in a simple way, what is the first derivative of a Dirac delta function? I found this answer: The informal answer is a positive Delta function immediately followed by a ...
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Setting some values in a vector to have specific values after multiplying with such matrix

Assume I have a known matrix $X$ of size, for example, $(16$ x $16)$, and a vector $z$ of size $(1$ x $16)$ where only some equispaced values are known, for example $1:4:16$ or values in locations $(...
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Solve equations with conjugates multiplications

If I have a two variables $x_1$, $x_2$ and two equations. In the first equation the first variable $x_1$ is multiplied with the conjugate of same number which is multiplied with $x_2$, and in the ...
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Finding the system output by convolution

pretty new to this concept, so do bear with me. A linear dynamic system is described by the following differential equation: Transfer function H(s) is calculated to be = I've already found the ...
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On the simplification using trigonometric functions

Assume I have a matrix $D$ whose its entries are as below : Where $A$ and $B$ can be written using using the trigonometric functions for (1) as: My question, Is it possible to simplify (1) more? ...
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Calculate autocorrelation of a sinus

I am a beginer in signal processing. I am currently studying a signal $s(t) = \cos(h(t))$, and I have to calculate its autocorellation. Since $h(t)$ is periodic of period $T_s$, I calculated the value ...
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Q format doubts

Is my understanding correct w.r.t Q format. signed Q15.1 format means, 15 bits for fractional and 1 for integer bits SO max range is - 2^15 / 2^15 to + (2 ^ 15 - 1) / 2^15 signed Q7.0 means, 7 bits ...
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Understanding Communication Theory Jargon for Statistical Linear Models

Coming from a statistical background, I understand the following formula: \begin{equation} y = X\beta + \epsilon \end{equation} as a linear regression model, with data input-output pair: $(X,y)$, ...
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Convolution of two rectangular pulses intuition

From what I understand the convolution of the impulse response of a system with the input to that system gives the output. Now if the impulse response is a rectangular function and the input is also ...
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Absolute value based AM envelope detection viewed in the frequency domain

In my understanding when a passband AM signal is demodulated with an envelope detector taking the absolute value restores the original baseband version of the signal and the low-pass filter removes ...
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active contour without edges

i am new to image segmentation.i am studying chanvese ACWE paper1.This is level set equation of chan vese paper ACWE. Above, μ,ν,λ1,λ2 are real parameters, c1,c2 are constants determined for ...
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Spread out flux in 2D gaussian

I want to generate a 2D Gaussian model with flux spread out for a given radius. From theory, I found out that the total integrated flux of a Gaussian model. Now I want to image it such that total flux ...
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Separation of signals without loss of information about the signals themselves

There is a signal that contains: Rectangular pulses on frequency of 1 kHz Rectangular pulses on frequency of 1.4 kHz Other noises. Required: Separate 1kHz pulses from everything else and measure ...
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Dummy DSP student request for IDTFT Calculation and Integration Process

We have one DSP course in biomedical engineering, so i have been for 10 years away from mathematical calculation and working in this years by programing by c and ..., so one of our exercise is to ...
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Solving equation with convolution

I have the measured signal $y(t)$ that can be modeled in the frequency domain as $Y(f)$: $$Y(f) = X(f)\cdot A(f) - [X(f)\cdot B(f)] \ast C(f)$$ where $\ast$ is the convolution. I know $A(f)$, $B(f)$,...
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Derivation of ZOH Discretization

I'm trying to understand the derivation of the zero order hold discretization method, and I have a couple of questions about some of the steps. I think I understand the first part, this is just the ...
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Why is the anisotropic diffusion equivalent to the heat equation when using a constant diffusion coefficient?

The anisotropic diffusion is defined as $$\frac{\partial I}{\partial t} = \mathrm{div} \left( c(x,y,t) \nabla I \right)= \nabla c \cdot \nabla I + c(x,y,t) \Delta I$$ where $\operatorname{div}$ is ...
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Resolution of Discrete Fourier Transform is 1/T - Mathematical proof?

In many articles I see that the frequency resolution of the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) equals Fs/N where Fs is the sampling rate and N is the total number of samples. Fs/N is equivalent to 1/T ...
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Power, energy and amplitude spectrum from fft in MATLAB - scaling

I've looked at previous answers and none of the answers seem to agree (perhaps I'm missing something obvious): I would like to know what the correct scaling to use is for amplitude, energy and power ...
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On $H_\infty$ norm for transfer function

For a given scenario in the context of control system, I'm trying to investigate how the $H_\infty$ norm can be calculated for a transfer function as follows: $$G(s)= \frac{w_n^2}{s^2 +2\zeta w_ns +...
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Differential Equations applications in Signal Processing [closed]

Does differential and partial differential equations subject has applications in Signal Processing? I have basic DSP background and know Matrix algebra and Fourier transforms very well, but I am not ...
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How to find the impulse response of filter that outputs the autocorrelation of the input?

I am trying to solve question 9.61 in the attached image. I guess, by evaluating the autocorrelation for a specific instance, say $ t = 0 $ , that the impulse response, $h(t)$, should be : $$ h (t)...
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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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how to set Equalizer's coefficient using generalized eigenvector.

In that paper https://jwcn-eurasipjournals.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1687-1499-2012-72 .. Equation 3, $J(w) = w^HBw/w^HCw$ .. $B$ and $C$ are matrices, $w$ the filter coefficients vector ...
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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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Intuitive understanding of frequency

I know that $f = \frac{\text{cycles}}{\text{unit of time}}$ and I know that period $T = \text{time it takes to complete one cycle}$. So if we take the definition $f = \frac{1}{T} = \frac{\text{1 ...
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Rearranging exp terms

I have some problems rearranging exp terms to receive a cos or sin. I guess the solution is silly but I‘m not able to spot my mistake. I know the solution (since i looked it up with wolfram alpha) ...
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Equation Derivation: Help with intermediate steps

As per the attached image above, I don't know how the equation in the first line transformed to the form in second line. I tried solving it by multiplication but the result was different.
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Laplacian of Gaussian Approximation and Gaussian Blur as the Solution of Heat Equation

While I was reading SIFT paper(Lowe, 2004), I came across the method that he apply "heat diffusion equation" to Gaussian function to derive that $$ \frac{∂G}{∂σ} = σ∇^2G $$ I searched Wikipedia and ...
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How to measure the distance between two circle-like-lines over 360 degree

I am looking for a slim and with that quickly programmable image processing strategy to measure the distance between two circles over 360°. It is important to notice that the circles are not perfect, ...
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How to prove Line Spectral Pair coefficient properties?

I am trying to understand the definition of LSP coefficients from http://www.dspcsp.com/pdf/lsp.pdf. We take the polynomial $a(x)$ of degree $M$ from the denominator of the LPC system function, and ...
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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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Relationships between $f(t)$ signal and $f(t) \times \sin(\omega t)$ signal

Let's assume that there is a signal $f(t)$, $0\le t \le T$. Then, is there any special meaning of the signal $g(t) =f(t) \times \sin(\omega t)$? Like AM transmission. What is shown/heard when we play ...
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NMSE of complex numbers

Actually I am doing an RF measurement and this includes phase and power. i generate a list of powers ranging for example from (-50 to 40) dBm, while the phase rotate to make it for example spiral ...
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MLE parameter estimation — confusion regarding some terms in the pdf of complex normal r.v (Part 2)

This question is based on the application of the pdf which was an earlier question of mine asked here Confusion regarding pdf of circularly symmetric complex gaussian rv If $v \sim CN(0,2\sigma^2_v)$ ...
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MLE formulation — confusion regarding the terms in the equation (Part1)

If $v \sim CN(0,2\sigma^2_v)$ is a circularly complex Gaussian random variable which acts as the measurement noise in this model $$y_n = x_n + v_n \tag{1} $$ where $x \sim CN(0,2\sigma^2)$, then is ...
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What kind of math is introduced in this answer related to DSP?

What kind of math is introduced in this answer: https://dsp.stackexchange.com/a/40225/30897 It smells like standard linear algebra course (which I haven't studied, yet), but is it only that? Thanks!
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How does the assumption that symbols are equi-probable hold

If I draw a number uniformly between zero and one, what is the probability that they are equal? Mathematically, it should be zero but I don't recall why? Can somebody please help in explaining why the ...
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Autocorrelation of a Shifted Sequence

Suppose I have a sequence $x[k]$ with $\mathcal{Z}$-transform $$ X(z) = x_{0} + x_{1}z^{-1} + x_{2}z^{-2} + \ldots + x_{N-1}z^{N-1}$$ I know that for real-valued $x[k]$ the $\mathcal{Z}$-transform ...
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BIBO Stability of a piecewise function

I have a function $y$ defined as $$ y(t) = \left\{\begin{array} ~t~ \mbox{ where} |t| \le 3\\ 0~ \mbox{ otherwise} \end{array} \right . $$ With a system defined as $$G(t) = ty(t), $$ is it BIBO ...
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Drawing the modulus from a Transfer function

As you may guess from my other questions i am a student so pardon me any ignorance and guide me to the truth. Thanks In this exercise from an exam i was given that transfer function with poles and ...
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How is this was derived? DTFT for symmetric pulse

do not understand how the middle expression was derived from above expression, after all summation\multiplication i get: $$\frac{e^{-jwN} + e^{jwN} - e^{-jw(N+1)} + e^{jw(N+1)}}{2 - e^{-jw} - e^{jw}...
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Mathematical relationship between highpass and lowpass filtering

Let $g, h_{HP}, h_{LP}: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and $G, H_{HP}, H_{LP}$ denote their continuous Fourier transforms under the Fourier operator $\mathcal{F}$. Let $*$ denote the continuous ...
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Should zero element be considered to calculate mean when smoothing spectrogram by window?

My (mass spectrometry) spectrogram does not measure the intensity constantly. I obtain the spectrogram, for example, ...
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What is stochastic differential equation and its need?

A white noise process can be simulated using the Matlab command randn(). The numbers will be drawn from a Normal distribution of zero mean and variance 1. Is the ...
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Closed form expression for $\sum_{k=0}^{n} \alpha^{-k}$?

I have seen this sum a couple of times now in the textbook and in the problems book but I don't know how to solve it. I know this might be more suited for math.stackexchange but since this is a fairly ...
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What is the meaning of this notation?

I have seen this notation in the book Schaums-Outline a couple of times now and I can't quite understand it. I'd very much appreciate if someone explained what it means. I am thinking that it means ...