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Convulation and integration

  1. Jan 2, 2014 #1
    I was verifying that:



    But, I'd like to know if this equality is true:
    [tex]\int f(x)g(x)dx \overset{?}{=} \int f(x)dx \ast \int g(x)dx[/tex]

    Subquestion: this theorem above can be applied in summation too?
    [tex]\sum_{x}\left (f(x)\ast f(x) \right )\overset{?}{=}\left(\sum_{x} f(x)\right)\left (\sum_{x} g(x) \right )[/tex]
    [tex]\sum_{x}f(x)g(x) \overset{?}{=} \sum_{x}f(x) \ast \sum_{x}g(x)[/tex]
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  3. Jan 2, 2014 #2


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    The easy way to check is differentiate both sides. What do you know about the derivative of the convolution.
  4. Jan 2, 2014 #3
    But ##\int f(x) dx## and ##\int g(x)dx## are just real numbers, no? What is the convolution of two numbers?
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  6. Feb 25, 2014 #5
    No! The result is a function!

    Results: f(x) g(x) = f(x) * ∫ g(x) dx

    But, my ask remains! My as ask now is f(x) g(x) is equal to f(x) * ∫ g(x) dx ???
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014
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