Convolve does not excecute [closed]

The following Convolve expression doesn't produce a result.

a = 0.1;
ImpulseResponse[t_] :=
(1/(2.*Pi*10.*Sqrt[1 - a*a]))*Exp[-a*2*Pi*10*t]*Sin[2.*Pi*10.*Sqrt[1 - a*a]*t]
pulse[x_] := Cos[2*Pi*x]
Convolve[ImpulseResponse[t], pulse[t], t, x]


I am trying to figure out why and make it work, but I am not really successful at that.

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• My guess is because your impulse response is an exponential that goes to infinity as t goes to negative infinity. Notice in the docs that Convolve executes an integral from -infinity to infinity. You probably want to multiply the impulse response you've given by HeavisideTheta[t]. – N.J.Evans Dec 15 '16 at 20:31
• @N.J.Evans You are absolutely right. HeavisideTheta[t]´ does the job. – skrat Dec 15 '16 at 22:20

Your impulse response function isn't defined over {-∞, ∞}. But if you extend it as required with UnitStep, you will get a result.
With[{a = 1/10},

(3*Sqrt[11]*(99*Cos[2*Pi*x] + 2*Sin[2*Pi*x]))/(19610*Pi)`