Discrete time and continuous time

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In mathematics and in particular mathematical dynamics, discrete time and continuous time are two alternative frameworks within which to model variables that evolve over time.wikipedia
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Time series

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A discrete signal or discrete-time signal is a time series consisting of a sequence of quantities.
Thus it is a sequence of discrete-time data.

Sampling (signal processing)

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Unlike a continuous-time signal, a discrete-time signal is not a function of a continuous argument; however, it may have been obtained by sampling from a continuous-time signal. By acquiring values of an analog signal at constant or variable rate. This process is called sampling. Discrete-time signals, used in digital signal processing, can be obtained by sampling and quantization of continuous signals.
In signal processing, sampling is the reduction of a continuous-time signal to a discrete-time signal.

Analog signal

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By acquiring values of an analog signal at constant or variable rate. This process is called sampling.
An analog signal is any continuous signal for which the time-varying feature (variable) of the signal is a representation of some other time varying quantity, i.e., analogous to another time varying signal.

Continuous or discrete variable

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Discrete time views values of variables as occurring at distinct, separate "points in time", or equivalently as being unchanged throughout each non-zero region of time ("time period")—that is, time is viewed as a discrete variable.
In continuous-time dynamics, the variable time is treated as continuous, and the equation describing the evolution of some variable over time is a differential equation.

Quantization (signal processing)

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Discrete-time signals, used in digital signal processing, can be obtained by sampling and quantization of continuous signals.
Sampling converts a time-varying voltage signal into a discrete-time signal, a sequence of real numbers.

Signal

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A continuous signal or a continuous-time signal is a varying quantity (a signal)
Discrete-time signals are often referred to as time series in other fields.

Digital signal processing

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Discrete-time signals, used in digital signal processing, can be obtained by sampling and quantization of continuous signals.
Theoretical DSP analyses and derivations are typically performed on discrete-time signal models with no amplitude inaccuracies (quantization error), "created" by the abstract process of sampling.

Sequence

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A discrete signal or discrete-time signal is a time series consisting of a sequence of quantities.
Discrete-time signal

Discrete system

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Discrete system
One such method involves sampling a continuous signal at discrete time intervals.

Excess demand function

where \delta is the positive speed-of-adjustment parameter which is less than or equal to 1, and where f is the excess demand function.
If continuous time is assumed, the adjustment process is expressed as a differential equation such as

Time-scale calculus

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Time-scale calculus
The two most commonly encountered examples of time scales are the real numbers \mathbb{R} and the discrete time scale h\mathbb{Z}.

Discretization

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Discretization
Discrete time and continuous time

Mathematics

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In mathematics and in particular mathematical dynamics, discrete time and continuous time are two alternative frameworks within which to model variables that evolve over time.

Dynamical system

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In mathematics and in particular mathematical dynamics, discrete time and continuous time are two alternative frameworks within which to model variables that evolve over time.

Variable (mathematics)

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In mathematics and in particular mathematical dynamics, discrete time and continuous time are two alternative frameworks within which to model variables that evolve over time.

Integer

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Measurements are typically made at sequential integer values of the variable "time".

Infinitesimal

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In contrast, continuous time views variables as having a particular value for potentially only an infinitesimally short amount of time.

Infinity

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Between any two points in time there are an infinite number of other points in time.

Real line

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The variable "time" ranges over the entire real number line, or depending on the context, over some subset of it such as the non-negative reals.

Quantity

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A continuous signal or a continuous-time signal is a varying quantity (a signal)

Continuum (set theory)

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whose domain, which is often time, is a continuum (e.g., a connected interval of the reals).

Connected space

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whose domain, which is often time, is a continuum (e.g., a connected interval of the reals).

Real number

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whose domain, which is often time, is a continuum (e.g., a connected interval of the reals).

Uncountable set

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That is, the function's domain is an uncountable set.

Continuous function

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The function itself need not be continuous.