Asked by Rakesh Jain
on 13 Jul 2018

I have an equation, something like this

lambda = sign [f(t)]*f(t-1)]

I am computing f(t) from the function block. So, it can be said that f(t) is the output of some function block in simulink. Now I need to find f(t-1), and then of course, find the lambda, which is based on the sign of the product. My doubt is, given f(t) as an output from the function block of simulink, how can I find f(t-1), and finally how to find the lambda.

As it can be seen from the simulink model screenshot, I have delE_by_delW_1 (call it f(t)) as an output of the function block. I want delE_by_delW_1 at time t-1 to find the lambda. Here, I am using unit delay block. But, the output it gives is as if unit delay block is not there. So, how should I solve this problem?

Answer by Nanditha Nirmal
on 13 Jul 2018

Hi,

According to the documentation, the unit delay block is for discrete signals. I am guessing your function f(t) is a continuous time signal and hence you should try using the **Memory Block**.
Then, to calculate lambda you can input the product to the **Sign Block**.
I have included a rough picture below.

Rakesh Jain
on 14 Jul 2018

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## 3 Comments

## Birdman (view profile)

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Can you share your model?

## Rakesh Jain (view profile)

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Sure, I will just attach it here

## Rakesh Jain (view profile)

Direct link to this comment:https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/410159-how-to-find-f-t-1-if-f-t-is-given-using-simulink#comment_589018

@Birdman Please check. I have attached the .mdl file. It might appear quite involved, but my primary doubt is that given in the question

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