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Topic: System Properties


The input x(t) and the output y(t) of a system are related by the equation

$ y(t)=\int_{-\infty}^t x(\tau) d\tau . \ $

Is the system linear (yes/no)? Justify your answer.

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Answer 1

Yes, this system is linear.


$ x_1(t) \to \Bigg[ system \Bigg] \to y_1(t)= \int_{-\infty}^{t} x_1(\tau) d\tau $


$ x_2(t) \to \Bigg[ system \Bigg] \to y_2(t)= \int_{-\infty}^{t} x_2(\tau) d\tau $


$ ax_1(t)+bx_2(t) \to \Bigg[ system \Bigg] \to y(t)= \int_{-\infty}^{t} ax_1(\tau)+bx_2(\tau) d\tau = a\int_{-\infty}^{t} x_1(\tau) d\tau\ +\ b\int_{-\infty}^{t} x_2(\tau) d\tau = ay_1(t)+by_2(t) $

--Cmcmican 19:20, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

TA's comment: Excellent!

--Ahmadi 17:27, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Answer 2

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Answer 3

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