# Step impulse response

1. Dec 4, 2013

### cutesteph

y(n) = a * y(n-1) + K * b * x(n-1) + K * x(n), where |a| < 1.

(a) Calculate its impulse response, h(n).
the homogenous equation is l^n-1(l-a) = 0 => 1 = a
so h(n) = [ka^n ] u(n)

(b) Calculate its step response.

I can't seem to find any examples online and my book says nothing about step responses. I am not sure where to start.

2. Dec 4, 2013

### rbj

1. learn to use $\LaTeX$ here.
2. looks like homework.
3. except for $x[0]$, if all other $x[n]$ is zero, what would $y[n]$ look like? (that might give you a hint about what $h[n]$ might be.)
4. integrate $h[n]$ to get the step response.