effects of sampling frequency on the convolution of waveforms (need feedback from a GURU of signal processing)

I have included my code as version 8.5 for those who have not yet upgraded to 8.6.  I have also included some screenshots so that you can replicate the results I got.  I hope that some signal processing guru can shed light on what I mention it further.

This VI convolves the signal of impulse response of a simulated servomotor which is essentially a damped sine the input pulse which is a step function.  The signal resulting convolved should be IDENTICAL to that of the step response of the engine which is RED on the display 1.  As you can see the convolution that results in table 2 shows the same structure of frequency, but its magnitude is INCORRECT.  As you can see in the catches of 2 screen sizes differ by a factor of 2 & done the sampling frequency of the wave.  Why the sampling frequency, impact on the scale is also very strange & disturbing.

Would appreciate any corrections & explanations so that I trust the convolution of the other wave forms of entry than just the step function.

OK, I think I have it working now.  Your premise on the effect of sampling on the derivative is not the issue.  Does it affect what the FREQ of levy is the basis of time of convolution.  As the convolution product is not continuous but discrete the length of the array should be taken into account & the sampling frequency must be consistent with this length of array as well as 1 second corresponds to 1 second.  If sampling freq is 2 kHz & the length of the array is 1000 then to get the correct time base by a factor of 2 must be taken into account.  In addition, to take account of the DC, shift of the ZERO gain factor must be added to the convolved signal to get the correct size.

Thanks for making me think more deeply.

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