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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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Is $\cos(\pi \sqrt n)u[n]$ stable?

I took a z transform and got a double pole at $z=1$, but I don't know if that's correct. I'm lost because I don't know if $\cos(\theta)$ converges or diverges or what that means for $h[n]$ being ...
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Necessary Conditions for stability in z domain?

What are the necessary(must) conditions for stability in z domain? I am sure about one(ROC must include unit circle) Is there any other such condition which states that there shouldn't be any poles in ...
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Finding inverse z transform for two sided ROC?

I have a z transform $Y(z)=(z^2-z) /(z^2+1.3z+0.3)$ In this case i have two poles ,one at -0.3 and one at -1.0 I want to find inverse z transform of Y(z) Following is my matlab code: ...
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Z transform getting different answer for transform of rational function

Why am i getting different answers and which one is correct?? In this also
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Determing inverse Z-transform using impulse response?

In Matlab there is a command iztrans for finding inverse Z-transform. But how can we find inverse Z-transform using impulse response? The Matlab command ...
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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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Z Transform problem

I have a class exercise of an inverse Z transform and I have some trouble. I will render an example to make my point. Let's asume the Z transform pairs: $$a^n \cdot u[n] \Leftrightarrow \frac{1}{1-az^{...
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What is the $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of a constant?

The Fourier transform of a constant exists. Can anyone please tell me what the $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of a constant is? Thanks in advance.
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Book request for Z-Transform

I am at the moment self studying Z-Transform. I need some references on this subject with some applications ( electrical circuits or else). What are good references on this subject. Thanks in advance.
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One more inverse z transform … a bit more complicated [closed]

Thank you for all the help teaching me. I am looking at one more inverse z transform and not understanding what to do with it. $F(t) = m \cdot a(t)$ (i.e. Force = mass $\times$ acceleration) $F(s) = ...
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Causality of z-transform $a^nu[n+1]$

To preface, this is not a homework related question but purely for self-study purposes. I'm try to do the analyse of z-transform of $a^nu[n+1]$. It is clearly a non-causal signal, I try to explain it ...
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Derive the Forward Euler substitution for transfer function

In the book "The control handbook. Volume 1 " by Levine, the author shows that the transfer function: can be aproximated and discretized in the transfer function: using the forwar euler ...
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Proof of Forward Euler for discretizing a transfer function

In Levine book "The control handbook" it is shown that, for discretizing a transfer function $\frac{1}{s}$ using Forward Euler i simply have to replace s with $\frac{z-1}{T}$. How can extend the ...
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Forward Euler Discretization

I don't understand why the substitution $s=\frac{z-1}{T}$ allows us to discretize a transfer function from laplace to z-transform through Forward Euler Discretization. Can you explain to me ?
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Non-polynomial Z-transform

My prof said that when a transfer function described by a z-transform is not polynomial, then i can't perform the anti-transformation. But, what does it means to be not polynomial ? Can you explain to ...
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Impulse response of a system in z domain

The question 3-23 in the "Discrete-Time Signal Processing - Second Edition" is: and the solution is: I cannot understand the solution. In the second row of the answer when I multiply (-4) with ...
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why z-transform differentiation is needed?

Find the z-transform and sketch pole-zero plot and ROC for $$x(n)=|n|\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)^{|n|}$$ Right now, i can get the following, $$x(n)=\begin{cases} n(\frac{1}{2})^n, & n \geq 0 \\ -n(...
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Inverse Z transform of a left sided signal [closed]

Please help me to find the impulse response $h(n)$ of a Transfer function $H(z) = \dfrac{1+\frac{1}{6}z^{-1}}{1-\frac{1}{4}z^{-1}}$ given $h(n)$ is left sided.
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LCCDE in simple words?

What is LCCDE?I only know its abbreviation/full form :linear constant-coefficient difference equation I know that in s domain we have differential equations and in z domain we have difference ...
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Effect of sign change on ROC & z transform?

When we take ztransform of unit step it is z/[z-1] And our ROC is |z|>1 But if some how the minus sign between z and 1 changes to +, will our ROC still be same as old ( |z| >1 ) or will it be ...
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How we can find ROC(Region of convergence) given a signal in z domain?

I read that ROC is a region,which is a set of values where z transform is defined ,that is it converges Lets say i have a discrete time time signal $x[n]=n^2 u(n)$ and i want to find its ROC(Region ...
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Are discrete time functions expected to be this inaccurate?

I am attempting to test some discrete time functions against their continuous counterparts and I am surprised by how inaccurate the discrete versions are coming out. I am modeling the displacement, ...
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How to do this inverse Z-transform? Is this correct?

It was explained to me here that I need to do an inverse z-transform on a z-based equation in order to get something I can use. That example was quite simple. But I'm not sure how to do the same ...
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What does z^(-1) represent here?

I understand that when you have a Laplace function, you can do a bilinear or forward/backward Euler substitution for $s$ to phrase it in terms of $z^{-1}$. In a typical filter, $z^{-1}$ represents the ...
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What type of z transform is this?

I am trying to understand this equation: It comes from: $Force = mass * acceleration$ $F(t) = m * a(t)$ $F(s) = m * (s^2 * y(s) - s*y0 - y0)$, where $y0=0$ $F(s) = m * s^2 * y(s)$ $y(s) = F(s)/(...
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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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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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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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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 $x(n) = 3^n$

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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