How can I solve the convolution for this example in steps? 

Guest Jun 17, 2017

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Any convolution is defined as

Trying to do it... Never done this type of question before.


But f(x) is only defined in {-1<=x<=1|x\(\in\mathbb{Z}\)}

h(x) is only defined in {1<=x<=5|x\(\in\mathbb{Z}\)}

So Idk what does it mean by integrating f(x)h(3-x) from infinity to negative infinity... How on Mars could I do that?

MaxWong  Jun 18, 2017

\(\text{The definition of the discrete convolution is:}\)




\(\text{We require the solution for the case }n=3:\)




\(\text{since } f[m]=0, \text{for: } m\neq-1,0,1.\)


\(\text{Our solution is:} \)


\(\begin{align*} f*h[3]&=f[-1]g[4]+f[0]g[3]+f[1]g[2]\\ &=aI_4+bI_3+cI_2. \end{align*}\)

Honga  Jun 18, 2017

\(\text{An intuitive approach of solving discrete convolution is sliding an inverted version of }\\f\text{ over }h. \text{ For }n=0\text{ we have:} \)


\(\begin{array}{c| c c} m&-1&0&1&2&3&4&5\\\hline h&0&0&I_1&I_2&I_3&I_4&I_5\\ f&c&b&a&0&0&0&0\\\hline f*h[0]&0&0&aI_1&0&0&0&0 \end{array}\)


\(\text{the convolution product in this case is the product of each column.}\\ \text{Now we slide }f\text{ three places:}\)


\(\begin{array}{c| c c} m&-1&0&1&2&3&4&5\\\hline h&0&0&I_1&I_2&I_3&I_4&I_5\\ f&0&0&0&c&b&a&0\\\hline f*h[3]&0&0&0&cI_2&bI_3&aI_4&0 \end{array}\)


\(\text{and we have the same solution.}\)

Honga  Jun 18, 2017
edited by Honga  Jun 18, 2017
edited by Honga  Jun 18, 2017

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