Signals & Systems Questions and Answers – Elementary Signals – 1

This set of Signals & Systems Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Elementary Signals – 1”.

1. The general form of real exponential signal is________
a) X (t) = beat
b) X (t) = (b+1)eat
c) X (t) = b (at)
d) X (t) = be (a+1)t
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Answer: a
Explanation: X (t) = beat is the most general way of representing the exponential signals where both b and a are real parameters.

2. In the equation x (t) = beat if a < 0, then it is called ______
a) Growing exponential
b) Decaying exponential
c) Complex exponential
d) Both Growing and Decaying exponential
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Answer: b
Explanation: If a > 0 in x (t) = beat it is called growing exponential and if <0 it is called decaying exponential. Hence Decaying exponential is correct.

3. In the below figure if R value is increased then which of the following is true?
Find the R value from the given diagram
a) Slower the rate of decay of v (t)
b) Greater the rate of decay of v (t)
c) Decay rate is independent of R
d) Decay rate depends only on the capacitor value
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Answer: a
Explanation: In the circuit shown voltage across capacitor decays exponentially with time at a rate determined by time constant RC. Hence the larger the resistor, the slower will be the rate of decay of v (t) with time.

4. The time period of continuous-time sinusoidal signal is given by _____
a) T = 2π / w
b) T = 2π / 3w
c) T = π / w
d) T = π / 2w
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Answer: a
Explanation: X (t) = A cos (wt+φ) is the continuous-time sinusoidal signal and its period is given by
T = 2π / w where w is the frequency in radians per second.

5. The natural angular frequency of the parallel LC circuit is?
a) wo = \(\frac{1}{\sqrt{LC}}\)
b) wo = \(\frac{2π}{\sqrt{LC}}\)
c) wo = \(\frac{π}{\sqrt{LC}}\)
d) wo = \(\frac{1}{\sqrt{πLC}}\)
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Answer: a
Explanation: Wo is the natural angular frequency and for parallel LC circuit it is given by wo=1√LC where, L is value of inductor and C is value of capacitor.

6. X [n] = 2 cos (2n) is periodic or not?
a) Periodic with period 2n
b) Periodic with period 2π
c) Periodic with period 2
d) Non periodic
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Answer: d
Explanation: The given signal x [n] is non periodic as it doesn’t satisfy the equation w=2πmN where, N is fundamental period and m is an integer.

7. Check whether x [n] = 7 sin (6πn) is periodic and if it is period calculate its fundamental period?
a) Periodic with fundamental period 6π
b) Periodic with fundamental period 3
c) Periodic with fundamental period 1
d) Non periodic
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Answer: c
Explanation: X [n] = 7 sin (6πn) is a periodic discrete time signal with period 1. By substituting w = 6π and m=3 in w=2πmN we get N =1.

8. Find the smallest angular frequency for which the discrete time signal with fundamental period N=8 would be periodic?
a) π4
b) π2
c) 4
d) π16
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Answer: a
Explanation: By substituting N=8 and m=1 in the equation w=2πmN we get the smallest angular frequency as π4.

9. Euler’s identity e is expanded as _____
a) cos θ + j sin θ
b) cos θ – j sin θ
c) cos θ + j sin 2θ
d) cos⁡ 2θ+j sinθ
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Answer: a
Explanation: The complex exponential e is expanded as cos θ + j sin θ and is called Euler’s identity with cos θ as real part sin θ as imaginary part.

10. Exponentially damped sinusoidal signal is ______
a) Periodic
b) Non periodic
c) Insufficient information
d) Maybe periodic
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Answer: b
Explanation: Exponentially damped sinusoidal signal of any kind is not periodic as it does not satisfy the periodicity condition.

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