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    Digital Signal Processing - signals, reconstruction, filters

    Ah, and I think here's where I really went wrong: I keep failing to take into account that mathematically, when we are talking about frequencies in the signal, we are speaking about infinitely long sine waves - and in the examples that I imagine, I picture extremely finite, rather short sections...
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    Digital Signal Processing - signals, reconstruction, filters

    I thought the perfect reconstruction predicted is only valid for an infinitely long sample time, and no one has that long. You are right my language was unclear and I jumbled things I shouldn't have. I think I did mean that there is a timing uncertainty at 1/F_s, though. What do you mean by...
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    Digital Signal Processing - signals, reconstruction, filters

    I think my argument is more that we can't claim perfect reconstruction, at any frequency north of DC. There will always be a time uncertainty of up to 1 / F_s at every frequency. This translates to a negligible phase uncertainty at lower frequencies, but I think it can create up to 90 degrees...
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    Digital Signal Processing - signals, reconstruction, filters

    Although, I would point out that it wouldn't be right to call it theoretically perfect reconstruction... as frequencies approach the Nyquist frequency (Fs/2), there is no provision to take the phase into account. Example: if you had a signal consisting of only the Nyquist frequency, and the...
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    Engineering Circuit Analysis

    You know the voltage across the resistor, good. So you know the voltage of the node above the 5Ohm resistor. Can you tell us how much current goes in and out of that node? Where does it come from? Where does it flow to?
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    Digital Signal Processing - signals, reconstruction, filters

    And when answering these types of questions, we often have to be pedantic. So since there is no meaningful difference between "without loss" and "without ANY loss", I think that is the answer they're probably looking for. And so, I think you can now apply the reasoning you originally used for...
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    Digital Signal Processing - signals, reconstruction, filters

    I think your answer for 2 is better applied to 3. Would you still answer 2. the same way if the wording was "without ANY loss of information?"?
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    Filter DC and HF gain

    I think I steered you wrong on that... it only helped me because it meant that I did the algebra over and did not repeat an algebraic mistake the first time. But make no mistake that I do end up with a proper expression whose limit is C1/(C1+C2). Also, your terms look funny - you should...
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    Filter DC and HF gain

    And as long as I'm not being rigorous, I feel I can wink and say it's not 0/0 or even 0/(0+0), but it's more like almostzeroC1/(almostzeroC1+almostzeroC2). Factor out the almostzero and there you go. ;)
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    Filter DC and HF gain

    Or maybe I was just solving the problem that I ran into and didn't read closely about the problem you were having. To answer your question, "How do I take the magnitude of this?", well, to find the magnitude of a complex term, you multiply the term by its complex conjugate and then take the...
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    Filter DC and HF gain

    OK, got it. ... How about you try to do it over, but this time, before you create your expression "A", try NOT multiplying top and bottom by R1 (or R2 for "B") see if that works for you.
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    Filter DC and HF gain

    You know, I tried to do some of the algebra too, and didn't find what I was looking for... I got close, but I still had a mix of R1 and R2 terms. So I decided to look at it another couple ways: Usually, when we start talking about the HF extreme, we start looking at things in the extreme...
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    Electronics question test

    From what you are writing, it sounds like you need to read some more about zeners.
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    Impulse function

    Although on second thought... -4 to 0 is a total of 5 indices. But you have only 4 elements in your brackets.
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    Impulse function

    Yes, that's what I would interpret it as.
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    Specific heat capacity lab (DUE TOMORROW PLEASE HELP)

    I'm not sure I like you using dQ... I think it should just be Q. But let's start with getting your algebra started on the right track. You say you tried Ctotal = Cwater +Cother for each trial? Let's just double check... you should have two equations: Ct1 = Cw1 + Co Ct2 = Cw2 + Co where do you...
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    Mechanical princples problem

    First off, let's break it into parts. Would you be able to figure out the tension if instead of water, you had a generic force pushing at the midway point of the gate? How about if the force was at some other point besides halfway? Now, could you figure it out if you had two forces pushing at...
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    Building a mousetrap vehicle which executes a 180 degree turn

    Your path looks semicircular, not parabolic. This makes it easier in some respect. I would suggest keeping track of the distance you have traveled (perhaps with a winding string). At the appropriate moments, you change your steering to a fixed angle, then back. I realize that's pretty vague and...
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    Determine a mass

    You sure you transcribed the question right? The phrasing and terminology seem a little screwy. Traveling a distance? Where? How? Anyhow, you probably need to start looking at angular momentum. There is your start.
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    Best Radio Frequency AM/FM radio

    It does seem a strange/vague problem. The term "best" can be terribly subjective. One idea that cam to mind, however was if you had a transmitter as well, you could take the output of the receiver, and subtract the input of the transmitter (use a differential amp). Then you could make a case...
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    Lamps connected in series with different voltages

    The question as you put it is one of those questions where any answer you give could be right, provided you give a reason why. Like Matlabdude alluded to, you have to mention the efficiency. If two bulbs have the same efficiency, (brightness/power) then of course more power will mean more...
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    Urgent Fluid Q

    Could it be... a heterogeneous fluid?
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    Nyquist stability. Vector addition. Bad diagram?

    This isn't exactly coursework, since I am no longer in school, but I think this may be the most appropriate forum to post in. This link is for a TI/Unitrode app note, "Control Loop Cookbook", which is about control loops for switching converters...