# Problem 4 - How do we decompose H(w)?

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**Q:** How is it possible to decompose ?

**A:** There is a general observation to make. Given a transfer function , its power spectral density will be . If we define , then we see that we have . Qualitatively, we can argue that poles of in are mapped to poles of in .
Same for transfer functions having more than one pole and zeros.

In the exercise you should therefore substitute with , find its poles and zeros, and then map back to a guess for . Such guess will not be unique in general, but it is if one assumes certain properties regarding the phase!

--Elisa