This set of Signals & Systems Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Properties of LTI Systems – I”.

1. What is the rule h*(x+y) = (y+x)*h called?

a) Commutativity rule

b) Associativity rule

c) Distributive rule

d) Transitive rule

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Explanation: By definition, the commutative rule h*x=x*h.

2. Does the system h(t) = exp([-1-2j]t) correspond to a stable system?

a) Yes

b) No

c) Marginally Stable

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Explanation: The system corresponds to an oscillatory system, this resolving to a marginally stable system.

3. What is the rule h*(x*c) = (x*h)*c called?

a) Commutativity rule

b) Associativity rule

c) Distributive rule

d) Associativity and Commutativity rule

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Explanation: By definition, the commutative rule i h*x=x*h and associativity rule = h*(x*c) = (h*x)*c.

a) Yes

b) No

c) Marginally stable

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Explanation: The ‘n’ term in the y[n] will dominate as it reaches to infinity, and hence could reach infinite values.

5. What is the rule (h*x)*c = h*(x*c) called?

a) Commutativity rule

b) Associativity rule

c) Distributive rule

d) Transitive rule

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Explanation: By definition, the associativity rule = h*(x*c) = (h*x)*c.

4. Is y[n] = n*sin(n*pi/4)u[-n] a stable system?

a) Yes

b) No

c) Marginally stable

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Explanation: The ‘n’ term in the y[n] will dominate as it reaches to negative infinity, and hence could reach infinite values. Eventhough + infinity would not be a problem, still the resultant system would be unstable.

7. What is the following expression equal to: h*(c*(b+d(t))), d(t) is the delta function

a) h*c + h*b

b) h*c*b + b

c) h*c*b + h*c

d) h*c*b + h

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Explanation: Apply commutative and associative rules

8. Does the system h(t) = exp([1-4j]t) correspond to a stable system?

a) Yes

b) No

c) Marginally Stable

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Explanation: The system corresponds to an unstable system, as the Re(exp) term is a positive quantity.

a) True

b) False

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Explanation: By definition, the commutative rule i h*x=x*h=y. Thus, the response will be the same.

10. For an LTI discrete system to be stable, the square sum of the impulse response should be

a) Integral multiple of 2pi

b) Infinity

c) Finite

d) Zero

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Explanation: If the square sum is infinite, the system is an unstable system. If it is zero, it means h(t) = 0 for all t. However, this cannot be possible. Thus, it has to be finite.

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