This is a question i asked my tutor via email... kind of in a hurry to get it answered so i can fully understand causality for an assignment due on monday.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

i'm having trouble understanding the causality of the attached tutorial question...

if there is an input 'x(t)', for any 't<0' is this input zero? in the tutorial you wrote:

"say t < t1, x(t) = 0

lambda < t1, x(lambda) = 0

"

i'm not sure what you are referring to as 't1'... is this just an arbitrary time after 't = 0'? or is 't1' the origin of the input signal and any input signal before 't1' is zero.

if it is an arbitrary time after t = 0, how are we allowed to say that for 't < t1, x(t) = 0'?

Very grateful if anyone is able to help... cheers ;)

****Hmm, maybe this should have not been in this area... couldn't decide whether it was a homework question or just a question about the concept of causality :S****

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# Homework Help: Causality Question

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