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Homework Help: Convolution upper limit help

  1. Nov 7, 2012 #1
    So here is my problem:
    Find the output y(t) given the input x(t) and the input response h(t).

    x(t) = e-tu(t)

    h(t) = u(t-2)-u(t-4)

    Relevant equations:

    y(t) = x(t)*h(t) = ∫e-\tau u( \tau )(u(t-\tau-2)-u(t-\tau-4))d\tau

    What I don't get:

    How do I write h(t) in the integral? I think I'm just spacing this and it's going to be really easy but for the life of me I can't remember. So if I'm wrong in my relevant equations about how to set up h(t) would you mind correcting me?

  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 7, 2012 #2
    It looks right to me. When you want to write g(t-τ), you are replacing t in g(t) with (t-τ).

    The integral would be easier to compute by hand if you switched around the convolution so that the pulse stays put.
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