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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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How to intuitively understand the state space formulation of discrete time system?

The SS formulation of DT system is given by $$x[(k+1)T] = Ax(kT) + Bu(kT)$$ $$y(kT) = Cx(kT) + Du(kT)$$ Note: T is the sampling period and often omited Can someone explain to me why the state ...
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Claim: Given sampling time T, the hold operator is approximated at low frequency by a time delay of T/2

Can someone verify this statement? The hold operator is assumed to be a zero order hold Then the laplace transform of this hold operator has a well known form $(1-e^{-sT})/s$ Let w approach 0, we ...
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Eigenfunction of LTI causal system Z-transform

I am studying for my DSP final and I came across this question from the Oppenhiem and Schafer book 3rd edition. The question says 3.18 A casual LTI system has the system function $$H(z)=\dfrac{...
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How to show that y[n] = x[n] * h[n] turns into the Y(z) = X(z).H(z)?

I'm trying to show that $y[n]=x[n]*h[n]$ turns into $Y(z) = X(z)H(z)$ in Z-domain by first applying convolution then by taking the inverse Z-transform of the $Y(z)$, stating that it's the same ...
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Real and Imaginary Frequency Responses of a single complex pole

I'm filtering a real signal with a single complex pole with a complex coefficient (a_re [real part] and a_im [imaginary part]), I also have a gain coefficient but I'm gonna leave it out for the sake ...
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Pole/Zero existence at infinity

How can poles and zeros exist at infinity?Can anybody explain using a system function?
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Study Signal Processing

I'd Like to ask two questions : What is the difference between studying Signal processing (both Deterministic and statistical) in Department of Electrical Engineering versus Department of Mathematics ...
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Z Transform - ROC values

I was reading a DSP book where they had a problem on Z Transform. Determine the z-transform and ROC for signal $\displaystyle x(n) = a^nu(n)$? The solution states that $$ \displaystyle X(z) = \...
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Are Z-transform time shifting and differentiation properties always compatible?

I'm currently studying the Z-transform, and I'm having issues in understanding the time shift and differentiation properties, to be precise: calculating a Z-transform explicitly, and obtaining it by ...
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Deriving finite impulse response for polylogarithm

As a part of my research i have to use the following z-transform in matlab 'filter' function so as to derive the convoluted signal from the original one. $$\frac{1}{{\rm Li}_{k}(z^{-1}e^{-b})}$$ ...
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Inverse Chirp Z Transform

I am working to understand and use the Chirp Z-Transform. I want to use the algorithm for simple signal processing on data sets that are not a power of two. I need to be able to inverse transform as ...
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Z-transform and binomial series

I am reading a paper on frequency warping and I need to do a little manipulation of the Z-transform. Can somebody help me on how can I go about deriving equations $(3)$ and $(4)$ from equations $(1)$ ...
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Does the ROC (Z-Transform) always start/end from/in a pole?

Can I assume that the R.O.C. from a Z-Transform will always start from or end in a pole or 0/infinity? Using an example: $$H(z)=\frac{(z+1)(z-1)(z+j)(z-j)}{z^4}\space,\space\space j=\sqrt{(-1)}$$ ...
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Z transform convergence

From the definition I know: $$|\sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty}x[n] \cdot z^{-n}| < \infty\space\space\space(1)$$ Is there any sequence of x[n] which can not be written as $$x[n] = y[n] \cdot u[an-b]\...
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Generating a time series given a transfer function

I'm trying to work my way through a paper I found online, titled "Three Models of Wind-Gust Disturbances for the Analysis of Antenna Pointing Accuracy" by W. Gawronski, 2002. http://ipnpr.jpl.nasa....
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Is it possible to calculate a z-transform for a filter calculated with Parks-McClellan?

I would like to know whether this can be done and if then how would this feat be acomplished in Matlab given a filter calculated with Remez? h = remez(...); If ...
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IIR filter SOS and Direct Forms doubt

I have below doubts, so confusing! As I don't want to assume from what I read, I am asking for help here! Are Second Order Sections another name for biQuads ? If I have 2 single pole transfer ...
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How do I find the difference equation from a transfer function?

Most of the resources I found online go the other way. If I have the transfer function $H(z) = 1 - cos(\theta) \cdot z^{-1} + z^{-2} $ how do I get the difference equation from it so that I can ...
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Region of Convergence for pole at z=-1 ?

I am caught up in a following question: I have a mixed (causal + anti-causal) input to a system whose output is causal, with system having transfer function with pole at z=-1 and zero at z=1. What is ...
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How to implement a filter in matlab

I want to implement the 'filter' function in matlab but I just can't seem to replicate the results I get when using the matlab function. My understanding of the matlab function is that it takes 3 ...
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Why the number of poles and zeros for a RHS signal in the Z domain is equal?

I can not understand the reason why the following sentence is true: If we have a Right-Hand signal(RHS) x(n), X(z), the Z-transform of x(n), has the same number of poles and zeros except at z = ...
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Conversion from laplace transform to z-transform [closed]

I would like to know if $$ \text {Z-Transform ( } G(s)H(s) \text{ )} = \text {Z-Transform (}G(s) \text{)} \text { Z-Transform (} H(s) \text{) } = G(z)H(z) $$ where G(s), H(s) are the Laplace ...
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Difference between DFT and Z-Transform

I have searched this question but couldn't find the answer in this network. I know this is very confusing question for DSP beginners. Both DFT and Z-transform work for Discrete signal. I have read ...
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Digital filters and the Z-transform

Why is it that we Z-transform a difference equation to get a the transfer function of an digital filter? How come a digital filter is given in the Z-domain, and what is the Z-domain? And for that ...
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Find output of digital filter given input and transfer function?

Hey guys so I have an input sequence that are real values that represent intensity of a column of an image. I also have the transfer function in the Z domain of a 2nd order high pass filter. I have ...
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Obtaining the magnitude of the frequency response by plugging $e^{jω}$ into the z-domain transform function?

I am reading a text on discrete signal processing, which states that the frequency response of a signal can be obtained by plugging the value $e^{jω}$ into the z-domain transfer function $H(z)$. In ...
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If I want to apply a filter to an Image should I use the IIR or FIR filters?

So I have discrete pixel values in the image and each row or column would make a signal. I would like to filter some of the rows or columns to remove high frequency components from them. Should I use ...
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Calculating filter parameters from system response

In trying to answer another question, I got stuck applying what I thought would be a valid way to answer it: using the system function. Here's what I did: First, I put the question ...
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what is the frequency response?

I try to work out the simplest system, whose response is $H(z) = 1 + cz + c^2z^2 + c^3z^3 + \cdots = 1 / (1-cz)$ Now, Z-transform done quick (Fourier connection) and 4.5 Transfer Function, Poles and ...
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How to derive stability of analogue and digital systems

I'm trying to find out why digital systems are stable iff poles oh their transfer function are inside the unit circle (or are there any others conditions?). I understand analogous systems are stable ...
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Can I determine a system's $z$-domain transfer function from its pole-zero plot?

Is it possible to generate the z-domain transfer function from a pole-zero plot diagram?
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Is this a valid z-transform of $ \frac{1}{n^2}u[n] $?

I was looking over some DSP and came across the following signal: $x[n] = 1/n$. So I wondered whether it had a z-transform but I soon realized that it fails to meet two conditions described here: .....
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Find the frequency response of a system

I'm trying to find the frequency response $$H(\omega) = Y(\omega)/X(\omega)$$ for this system- the signal equations are given: $$y[n] = v[n - M] - g * v[n]$$ $$v[n] = x[n] + g * v[n - M]$$ I've tried ...
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Filter order estimation

Assume some unknown but small and finite number of poles and zeros in the complex Z plane, all with complex conjugates, producing some response. Strictly from the absolute value of a set of equally ...
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Understanding the transfer function of an FIR filter

I'm currently studying FIR filter and am having trouble understand how the following equation works, and it's implication. $$ y[n] = h[n] * z^n = H(z) \cdot z^n $$ I don't really understand how this ...

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