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Consider if it is possible to store information in a linear system?
Question Date: 2004-05-14
Answer 1:

A linear system can be represented as a "black box" in which one or more outputs depend on one or more inputs. This relationship is captured by some parameters. In essence the linear system is "storing" these parameters, and by observing the system you could derive the parameters. Thus the answer is: Yes, you can use a linear system to "store"information.

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