Inverse z transform - contour integration

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  1. xxxyyyba

    Thread Starter Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Here is my task:
    Find inverse z transform of X(z)=\frac{1}{2-3z}, if |z|>\frac{2}{3} using definition formula.
    I found that x(n) is \frac{1}{3}(\frac{2}{3})^{n-1}u(n-1) (using other method). But how can I find it using definition formula, x(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi j}\oint_{C}^{ } X(z)z^{n-1}dz?
    Thanks in advance
  2. MrAl

    Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Hello there,

    It's been over 20 years since i had to do this so i only have a limited amount of information, but one way to evaluate this integral is by the use of the residue theorem. You could look that up for more information.

    Side Note:
    The integral itself is derived by taking the 'normal' inverse transform and multiplying both sides by z^(k-1) and then integrating with a contour integral for which the path encloses the origin and is inside the region of convergence. Since we already have the right integral we dont have to do this though.

    A quick example is:
    X(z)=1/(1-a*z^-1), z>a

    so inside the contour integral we end up with:

    which simplified a little leads to:

    For a>=0 the contour of integration only encloses one pole at z=0 so for n>=0 we get:

    You would also have to evaluate this for n<0, where there is more than one pole to consider.

    Sorry i dont have more information on hand at the moment, but if you look up the residue theorem you should be able to find more information about this. This is a topic that is covered more extensively in digital signal processing.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015
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  3. xxxyyyba

    Thread Starter Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Thanks for reply. I must study complex analysis in detail :)