# Discrete-Time Functions

Discussion in 'Math' started by RdAdr, Oct 6, 2015.

1. ### RdAdr Thread Starter Member

May 19, 2013
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I attached a picture with my confusion.
Hopefully, someone will be able to shed some light upon this.

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2. ### WBahn Moderator

Mar 31, 2012
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When you claim

f(u[n] - u[n-4]) = f(u[n]) - f(u[n-4])

you are claiming that f() is a linear function.

Is it?

Why are you saying that

f(u[n-4]) = (n-4)u[n-4]

You have

f(x[n]) = n * x[n]

Whatever you plug in as the argument of f(), that only replaces the parameter x[n] in the expression.

3. ### Lool Member

May 8, 2013
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Just a quick comment that the step f(u[n-4])=(n-1) u[n-4] is the incorrect step as mentioned above.

The step f(u[n] - u[n-4]) = f(u[n]) - f(u[n-4]) is correct because this is a linear time varying system.

4. ### RdAdr Thread Starter Member

May 19, 2013
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I figured it out. I was confused between the actual model and the input-output relationship that arises from it.
Thanks for the answers.