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HOMEWORK PROBLEMS (SET 1)
SPRING 10
TO THE STUDENT:
ALWAYS CHECK THE ERRATA on the web.
ANCIENT ASIAN PROVERB:
If you give someone a fish, you give them food for a day; teach a
person to fish and you give them food for a lifetime.
The Moral of the Proverb is:
learn to read the text,
the class notes, and then reason your way through the HW problems rather than ask the TA to give you a
solution for the day.
RAY’S VIEW OF EDUCATION
:
The success of your education depends on your investment in that
education.
All investment is a risk.
Investment planners always talk about the long term.
Learn the
material of this course for the long term, not the short term grade.
Information is only part of the
investment portfolio.
The development of your thinking patterns constitutes the long term goal.
Successful professors have thinking patterns you would do well to learn, as a musician might learn the
rhythm and blues progressions of the best guitarists.
Learn them and be the best you can be.
Mediocrity
is mostly a choice—will it be yours?
ADVICE
:
do as many problems in each chapter as you can.
Try the easy ones first.
DUE FRIDAY WEEK 1
(JAN 15)
1.
(Signal represenation and Laplace transforms)
Recall that
u
(
t
)
denotes the unit step function,
r
(
t
)
=
tu
(
t
)
the ramp function, and
!
(
t
)
the socalled delta function (which is NOT really a
function, but rather a socalled distribution).
(a)
Sketch the indicated signals on graph paper or in MATLAB.
(i)
f
1
(
t
)
=
2
u
(
t
)
u
(2
!
t
)
(ii)
f
2
(
t
)
=
u
(
t
)
!
r
(
t
!
1)
+
r
(
t
!
2)
.
(iii)
f
3
(
t
)
=
4
r
(
t
)
u
(1
!
t
)
(iv)
f
4
(
t
)
=
2
r
(
t
)
u
(1
!
t
)
+
u
(
t
!
1)
r
(2
!
t
)
(v)
f
5
(
t
)
=
!
2
"
(
t
+
1)
+
4
(
t
!
1)
Hint:
delta’s are represented by arrows pointing up or
down with a parenthetical expression indicating the weight or area of the delta.
(ii)
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 Spring '06

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