Signals & Systems

Old GATE Questions - 2012
B. H. Sri Hari
www.Bhupala.in
March 13, 2012
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GATE - 2012
ECE/EEE/EIE - (8 Marks)
One Mark Questions
Two Marks Questions
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Solutions
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GATE - 2012 ECE/EEE/EIE - (8 Marks)
One Mark Questions
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The unilateral Laplace transform of f (t) is
1
s
2
+ s + 1
. The unilateral Laplace transform
of tf (t) is
(A) −
s
(s
2
+ s + 1)
2
(B) −
2s + 1
(s
2
+ s + 1)
2
(C)
s
(s
2
+ s + 1)
2
(D)
2s + 1
(s
2
+ s + 1)
2
Solution
2
If x[n] =

1
3

|n|

1
2

n
u[n], then the region of convergence (RoC) of its z−transform
in the z−plane will be
(A)
1
2
< |z| < 3 (B)
1
3
< |z| <
1
2
(C)
1
3
< |z| < 3 (D)
1
3
< |z|
Solution
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GATE - 2012 ECE/EEE/EIE - (8 Marks)
Two Marks Questions
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The input x(t) and output y(t) of a system are related as

t
−∞
x(τ) cos(3τ)dτ. The
system is
(A)time-invariant and stable (B) stable and not time-invariant
(C) time-invariant and unstable (D) time-variant and unstable
Solution
2
The Fourier transform of a signal is h(t) is H(j ω) =
2 cos ω sin 2ω
ω
. The value of h(0) is
(A)
1
4
(B)
1
2
(C) 1 (D) 2
Solution
3
Let y[n] denote the convolution of h[n] and g[n], where h(n) =

1
2

n
u[n] and g[n] is
causal sequence. If y[0] = 1 and y[1] =
1
2
, then g[1] equals
(A) 0 (B)
1
2
(C) 1 (D)
3
2
Solution
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Solutions
Answer : D
Solution:
If
f (t) ⇐⇒F(s)
the differentiation in s−domain property says that
tf (t) ⇐⇒−
F(s)
ds
Thus,
tf (t) ⇐⇒−
d
ds

1
s
2
+ s + 1

=
2s + 1
(s
2
+ s + 1)
2
Question
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Solutions
Answer : D
Solution:
Note that

1
3

|n|
⇐⇒
1
1 −
1
3
z
−1

1
1 −3z
−1
, with
1
3
< |z| < 3
Also

1
2

n
u[n] ⇐⇒
1
1 −
1
2
z
−1
, with |z| >
1
2
Thus z−transform of x[n] is given by
X(z) =
1
1 −
1
3
z
−1

1
1 −3z
−1

1
1 −
1
2
z
−1
with
1
2
< |z| < 3
Question
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Solutions
Answer : C
Solution:
If x(t) is the input, the output will be

t
−∞
x(τ) cos 3τdτ. If x
1
(t) = x(t −t
0
) is the input, the
output will be y
1
(t) =

t−t
0
−∞
x(τ) cos 3τdτ. Also y(t −t
0
) =

t−t
0
−∞
x(τ) cos 3τdτ = y
1
(t).
Thus the system is time-invariant.
As the integral operation is unstable, the given system is also unstable.
Question
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Solutions
Answer : C
Solution:
Note that
rect

t
4

⇐⇒
2 sin 2ω
ω
Using time shifting property we get
h(t) =
1
2

rect

t + 1
4

+ rect

t −1
4

⇐⇒H(j ω) =
2 cos ω sin 2ω
ω
Thus h(0) =
1
2

rect

1
4

+ rect

1
4

= 1
Question
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Solutions
Answer : A
Solution:
y[n] =

k=−∞
h[k]g[n −k]. As g[n] causal, the summation will be
y[n] =

k=0
h[k]g[n −k]
Thus y[0] = h[0]g[0] which gives g[0] = 1. Also y[1] = h[0]g[1] + h[1]g[0] which gives
g[1] = 0.
Question
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