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The Z-transform converts a discrete time-domain signal, which is a sequence of real or complex numbers, into a complex frequency-domain representation.

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ROC of Z Transform of $x(n) = 2(3)^nu(-n)$

Using definition, I got its Z transform as $X(z) = \dfrac{2}{1-\dfrac{z}{3}}$ and the summation converges only when $|z|<\frac{1}{3}$. So its ROC is $|z|<\frac{1}{3}$. But my question is: for ...
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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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How/why are the $\mathcal Z$-transform and unit delays related?

The $\mathcal Z$-transform uses the same notation as the unit delay $z^{-1}$, but in $\mathcal Z$-transform $z$ is a complex number. What's the relation between the $\mathcal Z$-transform and the ...
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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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I often see here formula expressed in term of $z$. But what is $z$?

While searching resources for generating pink noise (and with your help in the comments and answers of other questions), I came to such kind of formula: $$ H(z) = { .041 - .096z^{-1} + .051z^{-2} - ...
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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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Transform Function with Non Linearity

I'm a newbie to Signal Processing - my apologies if this question is too obvious (I'm a financial trader trying to use DSP techniques). For a linear filter: $y[n] = (1-p) x[n]+p y[n-1]$ we can the ...
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Is it impossible to determine the inverse Z-transform without any other information?

Suppose I give you this as my transfer function $H(z)$: $$ H(z) = \frac{1} { 1 - az^{-1}}$$ With no other information given, is it even possible to determine the inverse Z-transform? The reason I'...
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Trouble with inverse Z-transform and calculating of samples

I have a little problem. I have to solve this task but I can't. Z-transform of sequence $\{x(k)\}$ describe by the formula: $$X(z) = \frac{2.5 -3.15z^{-1} + 1.2 z^{-2}}{1-2.3z^{-1} + 1.2z^{-2}...
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ROC of inverse system function

If the region of convergence (ROC) for system function $H(z)$ is $R_h$, what is the ROC of the inverse function $G(z)=\frac{1}{H(z)}$? $$$$
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Inverse z-transform. Where is mistake?

I've already wrote about that trouble (link here), but I don't understand where I've made a mistake. Full description of the task is as follows: Z-transform of sequence {x(k)} describe by the ...
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How can I obtain the response signal for this question?

In particular I am having trouble with 6b). From what I understand, we can split a difference LTI equation into two sums, the sum of the previous responses, and the sum of the previous inputs. ...
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Potential issues arising from too stable discretization

When numerically simulating a system, usually some kind of discretization is necessary, obtained by some kind of z-transform, such as, for instance, the bilinear transform $s\mapsto \frac{2}{\triangle ...
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ROC and impulse response

For the LTI system given below, there are three regions of convergence. $$H(z)=\frac{5-3z^{-1}}{1-\frac53z^{-1}-\frac23z^{-2}}$$ a) Find all possible regions of convergence for this filter. b) For ...
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Z-transform of not quite an upsampler

I know the z-transform of an upsampler is: $$ y[n] = \begin{cases} x(n/L) &n=0,\pm L, \pm 2L, ...\\ 0&otherwise \end{cases} \longrightarrow Y(z)= X(z^{L}) $$ if $x[n]_L$ is defined to zero ...
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Z-Transform of $x(n) = 3^n$

First of all, thank you all for your answers. I know the z transform for $$ x(n)=3^n \space ; \space n\geqslant 3 $$ or rather $$ x(n)= 3^n u(n-3) $$$$\begin{align}X(z)&=\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\...
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What is the difference between natural response and zero input response?

I am new to DSP and was going through different responses of a system subjected to an input. My understanding of zero input response is: it is the response/output of the system when the input signal ...
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factoring poles / zeros: off by constant gain compared with textbook

(From Schaum's DSP outline, 2nd edition, problem 5.32) Book says factor it and extract H(z) from the factored product: $$ H(z)H(z^{-1})= \frac{ \frac{5}{4} - \frac{1}{2}z - \frac{1}{2}z^{-1} }{ \...
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how do i find the z transfer functions of the two filters?

how do i find the the z transfer functions of the 2 filters? cant seem to derive it . Please help
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transient and steady-state response of first order system

Considering this general 1st order transfer function $$ H(z) = \frac{b_0 + b_1z^{-1}}{1-az^{-1}} $$ How to find (analytically) the transient and steady-state responses? With steady-state response I ...
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Find the length of the impulse response of a Linear Phase Type 4 FIR filter

The length should be found such that the group delay is minimum It is given that the impulse response is real. One zero of the Transfer function is at $0.6e^{j\frac{\pi}{4}}$, and another one is at -...
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z-transform causality properties: negative coefficents are zero ($x[-1]z^1=0$, $x[-2]z^2=0$, …)

Let's suppose I have a system: $$Y(z)=X(z)H(z)$$ If the system is causal, does that mean that all the negative coefficients (example: x[-1]) of the transform for $Y(z)$, $X(z)$, and $H(z)$ are zero?...
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Does separation of variables of a transfer function followed by a z-domain transform work?

I tried taking a low pass filter transfer function in the form $A/(s^2+Bs+C)$ and separating it into multiple fractions over each root $(D/(s+r1))+(E/(s+r2))$. Then I substituted $s =((2/T)*((z-1)/(z+...
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First order low pass filter

I am trying to better understand the first-order low pass filter: Summary: Per wikipedia, a first order low pass filter yields the following in discrete time: $$ \frac{Y(s)}{U(s)}= \frac{\omega_{c}}...
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Factoring digital IIR filter as a causal and anticausal pass?

Background: I'm new to signal processing and I'm reading some papers on B-spline interpolation of digital signals and trying to understand how a computation is derived. If I'm given samples from some ...
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Understanding convolution of Chirp z algorithm

I dont´t understand how works the convolution part of the Chirp z. I understand how the DFT is transformed \begin{align*} x(k) = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1} x(n) W_N^{kn} \end{align*} to this expresion: \...
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Understanding a lowpass - comb filter implementation

I try to understand the implementation of the low-pass comb filter of the Freeverb reverberation algorithm: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/pasp/Lowpass_Feedback_Comb_Filter.html The original ...
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Determining the transfer function from discrete signals

I have measurements of a discrete in- and output signals, and I want to find the transfer function of the system. Is there a good method for finding the transfer function of an LTI system from ...
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Two different answers while doing Inverse Z-transform

Given, $$X(z) = \frac{z}{3z^2 - 4z + 1}$$ Question 1 I need to calculate inverse z-transform for ROC $|z|>1$ When I try to calculate inverse $z$-transform using partial fraction of $X(z)$ and ...
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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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why is the z transform transfer function 1/(z-1) called an integrator?

I am reading up on delta sigma modulators and there this term $\frac{1}{z-1}$ that appears repeatedly and is referred to as an "integrator". Why is this so ?
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transfer function and 'causal' signal - evaluate transfer function or use z-transform of input?

From my studying difference equations and transfer functions, I understand that when a complex exponential input $x[n]=z_1^n$ is applied to an LTI system with transfer function $H(z)$, determining the ...
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Impulse response of a second order LTI

I have a set of measurement which I want to model with 2nd-order difference equations (first order eqs don't model well enough). The equation is $$y[n] = \alpha_1 y[n-1] + \alpha_2 y[n-2] + \beta_0 ...
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non-uniform antenna array design

There are tons of papers discussed this topics and most of them are related to fancy optimization techniques (convex/non-convex). I am wondering if we can have a simpler way to find the antenna ...
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Design discrete controller for zero steady state error

I have the following system where $$G(s)=\frac{0.5}{s+1}+\frac{5}{s+10}$$ How can I design the C(z) controller so that the steady state error for a step input r(t)=1(t) is zero? I know that this ...
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Finding the z-transform of $h[n] = a^n\cos(2\pi \frac{n}{F_s}f_0)$ for $n ≥ 0$ and zero for $n < 0$

So I'm trying to decide whether the cosine part is intended to be plugged in for $z$ or whether it is strictly part of $h[n]$. (the number a lies in the open unit disk) I mean I was pretty sure it ...
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Why do we care about the multiplicity of poles and zeros in rational Z-transforms?

In the DSP class I'm taking, a lot of the questions ask me to list the multiplicity of a pole or zero in a rational Z-transform. For example, the multiplicity of the zero at $z=1$ in :$\frac{(z-1)^2}{(...
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How can one know the polynome equation based on the output of a system?

I came across this situation in my textbook: However I have no clue about how you can (starting from the stepresponse on the left), get the polynome equation on the right. Could someone please ...
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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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Powers of $z$ in a discrete transfer function

I have been working with discrete-time systems and I am not yet able to understand the reason behind using powers of $z^{-1}$ in transfer functions. I get that $z^{-1}$ means a delay, but when we ...
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How can I find inverse Z transform using synthetic division method when Region of convergence is bounded rather than right sided or left sided?

Explanation of synthetic division method Above example has region of convergence of type mod(z)>mod(a) I want to solve problems when region of convergence of type mod(e)>mod(z)>mod(d)
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What is prewhitening filter mode?

In this paper, the following prewhitening filter is described: $$ C(z) = \sum_{k=0}^n c_{k}z^{-k} $$ where $n$ and $c_k$ are known. The paper also describes the values $C(\lambda_{k})$, with $\...
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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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z-transform and DTFT properties

I actually do not understand what to do with the third property of the impulse response g[n] and how it has to be determined. Thanks in advance!
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Missing delay in heavyside step function

I found the following task that was inspired by an example in the book A. V. Oppenheim and R. W. Schafer, "Discrete-Time Signal Processing", 3rd Edition, 2014. Task: Consider the 2nd-order IIR ...
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How to detect algebraic loop in a system

I came across a system (screen below) that looks like it should result in a algebraic loop, but when writing the equations using the Z-transform, it obviously does not (calculation below too). But I ...
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Z domain transfer function to difference equation

I want to convert this transfer function: $$\ \frac{2\cdot(z-0.5)\cdot(z-0.6)}{z-1}$$ to a difference equation, but I have no idea how. Can someone help me? Thanks, Arjon
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Finding Fourier transform of a discrete signal from its Z-transform

Is it possible to find the Fourier transform of a discrete signal if you know its $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of?
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Where to start in the design of my filter to remove 50 Hz

pick any 3 random files from this database, : https://physionet.org/pn3/ecgiddb/ They are subject to 50 Hz powerline interference. We wish to convert from time domain to frequency domain and remove ...