The Laplace transform is a widely used integral transform, similar to the Fourier transform.

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How to derive laplace formula for given integral of laplace transform? [on hold]

As stated in title how to derive formula directly from definition? $$ \int_0^ \infty te^te^{-st} dt $$
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Laplace transform of $\frac{\sin at}{t}$

Laplace transform of $\displaystyle \frac{\sin at}{t}$ My Attempt: Rule used: $\displaystyle L[\frac{1}{t}f(t)]=\int_{s}^{\infty}\bar f(s)ds$ So, $\displaystyle L[\frac{1}{t}\sin ...
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Laplace transform, Inverse Laplace transform

Let $(\mathcal{L}f)(s)$ be the Laplace transform of a piecewise continuous function $f(t)$ defined for $t\geq 0$. If $(\mathcal{L}f)(s)\geq 0$ for all $s\in\mathbb{R^+}$ does this imply that $f(t)\geq ...
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Laplace transform on a finite interval $f(t)= \int_0^1 e^{-xt} f(x) \, dx$

What is the name of this transform? It's basically the Laplace transform where we integrate over a finite interval. $$ F(t)= \int_0^1 e^{-xt} f(x) \, dx$$ Is it still just the Laplace transform? ...
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inverse laplace transform of $s/(s^2+6s+13)$

Hi can anyone help with this inverse Laplace transform $$s/(s^2+6s+13) $$ I tried to do partial fraction $s+3/(s+3)^2+4 - 2/(s+3)^2+4$, but then I don't know what to do next...
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hybrid function into one-line form

I came across a non-homogeneous ODE with the non-homogeneous term $g(t)$ defined by a few functions like this one below: $$g(t)=\left\{\begin{matrix} f_1(t), & 0\leq t<a\\ f_2(t), & a\leq ...
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Step functions and sketching them

I want to sketch the following function $g(t)$: $$g(t)=(t-1)u_1(t)-2(t-2)u_2(t)+(t-3)u_3(t)$$ where $u_a$ denotes the heaviside function with displacement a. I initially thought that the process ...
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Laplace transform of $\dfrac{\sin2t} t$

So I'm taking a look at my notes and the professor wrote this: ${\scr L}(\frac {\sin2t}{t}) = \arctan \frac 2s$ But I can't see this anywhere in the tables. So, where does this come from? Thanks in ...
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Contour integration with branch points inside the contour.

In my scientific research I ran into an unpleasant situation with specific type of contour integrals. Being more specific I have problems not with integrals themselves (I can use various numeric ...
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Are there “formal” versions of the Laplace transform?

I am reading on formal power series theory, which among other things appears to give autonomous existence to the recurrence solving techniques otherwise based on z-transform. Is there such a purely ...
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Laplace transform quick answer check :) using second shift theorem

I want to get $L((t-4)^2u(t-4))$ I say this is a second shift with $g(t)=(t^2-4t)$ and my friend says "NO you are wrong, you are dumb!!!!!! $g(t)$ is MOST CERTAINLY equal to $t^2$" Mine gives me ...
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Laplace transform convolution attempt

I can't seem to get this Laplace working using the convolution method. $H(s) = \frac{1}{s^2(s+2)}$ Which I can't get to work using convolution. So I am separating it into $\frac{1}{s^2} * ...
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Laplace transform on a non-standard sort of problem

I don't know where a laplace comes into play here: $\ddot{a}+2a=0,a(0)=b_1,\dot{a}(0)=b_2$ I am meant to solve the above using a Laplace transform, but I don't see how I would use it here? I ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform Table, Absolution of Form

Do I need to ensure I don't stray from the transform in the table? $\frac{-2}{s-1}$ this looks like $-2*\frac{a}{s^2-a^2},$ for $a=1$ Does this yield $-2\sinh(t)$, or should it fit perfectly to ...
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Laplace Transform assistance

Find the inverse laplace transform of: $\frac{25}{(s-1)^2(s^2+4)}$ $\frac{25}{(s-1)^2(s^2+4)}=\frac{A}{s-1}+\frac{B}{(s-1)^2}+\frac{C}{s^2 + 4}$ $$25=A(s^2+4)(s-1)+B(s^2+4)+C(s-1)^2$$ ...
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What is the Laplace Transform for the next equation?

I have some doubts in the correct way to solve this part of a mathematical model using the Laplace transform: $8 y'(t) + 3 y'(t) - 6 y(t)$ = $4x'(t - 2) + 5x (t - 2)$ This is my solution: $Y(s) [8 ...
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Taylor series expansion and Laplace transform final value theorem

I cant figure out how some transformations are made in one article on physics. Here is expression in s-domain and they want to find its asymptotic value. $$ \xi(s) = \nu_1(s+1)=\frac{1}{(s+1)} ...
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Laplace transformation using second shifting theorem

can anyone tell me how to evaluate the solution? I really get stuck.
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Inverting weird Laplace transform

Solving a PDE gave me this expression: $U(x,s) = 2/((s+1)^2)+1) e^{-\sqrt{s}x} + sin x/(s+1)$ I suppose there's a trick involved since I can't find it in my table. How do I invert this thing?
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help in Laplace and partial fractions

Can any one teach me how to solve C2.(a) and (b) step by step? C2. (a) Resolve $\frac{1}{s^2(s^2+s+1)}$ into partial fractions of the form $\frac{A}{s}+\frac{B}{s^2}+\frac{Cs+D}{s^2+s+1}$. Hence, ...
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Using partial fraction for inverse Laplace transform of $1/[s(s+5)^2]$

my question is the last part $1/5(s+5)^2$, how is it become $-5te^{-5t}$ I thought is should be -$1/5 te^{-5t}$
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How to find the inverse Laplace transform of $s/(s^2+s+1)$? [closed]

How to find the inverse Laplace transform $\displaystyle L^{-1} \left\{ \frac s{s^2+s+1}\right\} $ ? Can someone explain this question I don't really understand it.
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Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, but what about…

I have a question regarding the fourier and laplace transform. First, the Fourier transform essentially takes a function, divides it by a frequency (imaginary exponential), and then sees how much of ...
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the jump in $\ddot y$, Laplace transform

Given the following IVP: $$\ddot y+4y=\cos t-\cos t \cdot \theta(t-2\pi), y(0)=0, \dot y(0)=1$$ Check that $y(t)$ is continuous at $t=2\pi$. Find the jump in $\ddot y(t)$ at $t=2\pi$ i.e find $\lim ...
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Laplace transform of 1/(1+t)

In a table and also on WolframAlpha, I stumbled upon this http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=laplace+transform+1%2F%281%2Bt%29 So the Laplace transform of $1/(1+t)$ is apparently $-e^s Ei(-s)$. ...
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linear time-constant causal system

I have a linear time-constant causal system with the transfer function: And I have the insignal How do I get the output signal? I thought of Laplace transform the insignal and then get Y and ...
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Laplace transform of $f'(t)/t$

A question regarding the computation of $\mathcal{L}_s[f'(t)/t]$, where $f(t)$ is a differentiable function, was asked few hours ago. Unfortunately, this question was voluntarily deleted by the OP. I ...
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Fourier transform of a Laplace transform

Is there an easy way to find the Fourier transform of a Laplace transform of function? $$ F[L[f(t)]_{s}] $$ Where my $f(t)$ is $\sqrt{t}$. However, Before finding the Fourier transform I do the ...
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Deriving Laplace Transform of Laguerre polynomial

I'm given this definition for the Laguerre polynomials: $$L_n(t)=\frac{e^t}{n!}\frac{d^n}{dt^n}\left[t^ne^{-t}\right],~\text{for }n=0,1,2...$$ and I have to show that the Laplace transform is ...
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Laplace transform of a product of two functions

I have read questions and answers about this topic and i am still confused, using this formula we can calculate the Laplace transform of a product of two functions: $$ L[a_{(t)} b_{(t)}]={{1}\over{2 ...
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PDE using Laplace transform

! Can anyone please explain how to solve this question?
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'Deriving' the Laplace Transform from the $z$ Transform: Missing a $\Delta t$

Textbooks normally give the following 'derivation' (or justification, if you prefer) of the z-Transform from the Laplace Transform. Let $x(t)$ be a signal defined on $t\geq 0$, and write a discretized ...
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Convolution and Total Response Differential Equations

Convolution with differential equations is extremely confusing to me. The two following questions were asked in class and we were asked to think about them. I want to work them out but I don't know ...
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ODE with Laplace transform: the jump of $\dot y$

I solved this eq. using the Laplace Transform: $\ddot y+4\dot y+13 y=\delta(t-2\pi)-\delta(t-7\pi)$ The sol. is: $y(t)=\frac{1}{3} e^{2 t} (-e^{14 \pi} \theta(t-7\pi) sin(3 t)+e^{4 \pi} \theta(t-2 ...
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Differential Equations with Discontinuous Forcing Functions

$$ y''+y'+1.25y = g(t), \quad t > 0, $$ $$y(0) = 0, \quad y'(0) = 0 $$ $$g(t) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} \sin{t} & 0 \le t < \pi \\ 0 & t \ge \pi \end{array}\right.$$ ...
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Inverse Laplace transform (using table) when denominator cannot be factored

Usually when performing inverse Laplace transforms, I decompose the function into partial fractions, and then look up standard transforms in a table. For example: $$Y(s) = ...
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Finding an inverse laplace transform for $\displaystyle\frac{a}{\left(s^2 + a^2\right)^2}$

I am asked to show that $x'' + w^2x = f\sin(wt)$ has a solution given by $x = \frac{f}{2w^2}(\sin(wt) - wt\cos(wt))$ where $w$ and $f$ are constants, by means of Laplace transforms. By taking a ...
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Initial values are lost (diff eq to Transfer function)?

I read eternal Julius O. Smith III and he says that $$x_{n-m} = z^{-m}X(z)$$ Particularly, difference relation $$y_{n} = y_{n-1} + x_{n}$$ is solved by by $$Y = z^{-1}Y + X = {X \over ...
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Elliptical Coordinates PDE, wave equation and separation of variables

I need some help with this problem. I know how to use the method of separation of variables and that the constant lambda should give you trig functions with solutions at some interval of pi, which ...
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Intuition behind convolution identity for Laplace transforms

Convolutions, relatively speaking, are fairly straightforward for simple systems (from an applied perspective), but I cannot, at all, find the intuition behind the Laplace identity for convolutions. ...
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Why does s = z+1?

What exactly is Laplace transform? motivated me to ask why unit function is 1/s by Laplace transform and 1/(1-z) by Z-transform? Both seem to be integrals of delta-pulse and secondary integration ...
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The Laplace transform of the delta function

$f(t) = 1$ must equal to delta function in the Laplace domain since "constant in one domain is delta in the other domain". On the other hand, table says that it must be $1/s$ in the Laplace domain. ...
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Laplace transform of noncentral chi-square distribution

I'm interested in non central chi-square distribution. More specifically, i want to derive the laplace transform of noncentral chi-sqruae disribution or density function. Let me know whether it ...
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Determine the Laplace transform using the heaviside fuction

Kindly assist with the question below $$ \mathcal{L}\{ \mbox{Sinh}(3t) \, H(t-3t) \} $$ I tried using the Heaviside property to determine the laplace transform, but i got stock on the way. i used the ...
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Solving Differential equations with Laplace transform

$\displaystyle y''+4y'+3y=e^{-t}$, given $\displaystyle y(0)=y'(0)=1$ My Attempt: Taking Laplace transforms on both sides $\displaystyle $ $\displaystyle [s^2\bar y-sy(0)-y'(0)]+4[s\bar ...
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Solving simultaneous equations using Laplace transforms

$\displaystyle \frac{dx}{dt}+y=\sin t$ $\displaystyle \frac{dy}{dt}+x=\cos t$, given $\displaystyle x(0)=2, y(0)=0$ My Attempt: Taking Laplace transforms on both sides $\displaystyle $ ...
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Laplace transform - Heaviside algebra

I'm strugling with some algebra around a laplace transform with heaviside. The start function is $L(2tH(1-t)) + L(2H(t-1))$ so from this, I'm supposed to convert it to $L(2t) + L(2(1-t)H(t-1))$ ...
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Find the inverse laplace transform of $\displaystyle \frac{s}{a^2s^2+b^2}$.

Find the inverse laplace transform of $\displaystyle \frac{s}{a^2s^2+b^2}$ My Thoughts: Take $\displaystyle s^*=\frac{s}{a}$ and $b^*=\frac{b}{a}$ and divide numerator and denominator by $a^2$. ...
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How to find the Direct Discrete Laplace Transform of ${2n \choose n}$

Some time ago I developed a discrete version of the Laplace transform for the purpose of calculating sums and solve finite difference equations with constant coefficients. The notes below are a ...
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Heaviside Expansion Theorem with matrices

Is the Heaviside Expansion Theorem (HE) for the determination of inverse Laplace Transforms true for matrix expressions such that $\mathscr{L}^{-1}[\mathbf{P}(s)\mathbf{Q}^{-1}(s)] = \sum_i^n ...