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

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How to solve for the inverse Laplace Transform

How would one solve the following inverse Laplace transform? $$\mathscr{L}_s^{-1}\left\{\frac{2s}{\left(s-1\right)^2+7}\right\}$$ I know from WolframAlpha that the answer is: $$\frac{2 e^t ...
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Asymptotics of Laplace transform at minus infinity

I am interested in relating the asymptotic behavior of a function $f(t)$ for large values of $t$ with the asymptotic behavior of its Laplace transform $\hat{f}(s)$ for small values of $s$. In practice ...
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How to apply the laplace transform to this second order ODE?

Can I apply the Laplace transform on a the following second order nonlinear PDE? $$ \frac{\partial y}{\partial t}=\frac{\partial^2 y^n}{\partial x^2}$$ where $n$ is a natural number? I mean apply the ...
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Utility of the Derivative of Laplace Transforms for ODE's

Many texts discuss the derivative of Laplace transform $dF(s)/ds$. In general, differentiation of a Laplace is equivalent to multiplying the original function by $t$, and vice versa. So, if ...
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For what types of differential equations is the Laplace transform most effective?

I'm reviewing for a final exam and want to make sure I know what tools to use for what situations, and was just wondering if there were situations where the Laplace transform is unusable or less ...
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Heaviside function & Integral Limits

When considering integration, how does one use the Heaviside function in order to alter the limits of integration. For example If i have $$ \int_a^b f(x) dx $$ But want to change this integral to be ...
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Is the Laplace transform a vector space isomorphism? And what space is it isomorphic to?

The laplace transform is a linear transformation, $\mathcal{L}: \mathcal{M} \rightarrow?$, where $\mathcal{M}$ is the set of exponentially bounded functions on $\mathbb{R},$since ...
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Trouble with Laplace Tranform [on hold]

Can anyone help me with this Laplace Transform $$\mathcal{L}[(1-\cos(u))/u] ?$$ Thanks in advance
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Use the Laplace transform to solve the given initial-value problem. Use the table of Laplace transforms in Appendix III as needed. [on hold]

Use the Laplace transform to solve the given initial-value problem. Use the table of Laplace transforms in Appendix III as needed. $$\begin{cases}y'' + 49y = f(t)\\ y(0) = 0\\ y'(0) = ...
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Chemical kinetics using Laplace transformation

I have a simple chemical reaction $A\leftrightarrow B$ with forward rate $k_1$ and backward rate $k_2$. I can now write the differential equation of this system as following. $ \frac{dA}{dt} = -k_1A ...
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How to find the inverse Laplace transform and solve for a?

The equation $\dfrac{Y(s)}{s^2} + \dfrac{Y'(s)}{s} = \dfrac{-a}{s^4}$ is in the Laplace transform. How can I take the inverse i.e transform back to time domain and solve for a?
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Finding the inverse Laplace transform of $ \ln \! \left( 1 + \frac{1}{s^{2}} \right) $.

Can someone help me find the inverse Laplace transform of $ \ln \! \left( 1 + \dfrac{1}{s^{2}} \right) $? I have no idea where to start.
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$\int^\infty_0 e^{-\alpha x}\sin(\beta x)\,dx = \frac{B}{\alpha^2+\beta^2}$ Laplace [closed]

$$ \int^\infty_0 \! e^{-\alpha x} \sin(\beta x)\,dx = \frac{\beta}{\alpha^2+\beta^2} $$ Can someone start this for me? I don't know where to begin.
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Show that $\forall n\in \mathbb{N}$, the funtion $e^{-x^n}$ is of exponential order and its Laplace transform exists on $[0,\infty)$

Show that $\forall n\in \mathbb{N}$, the funtion $e^{-x^n}$ is of exponential order and its Laplace transform exists on $[0,\infty)$ So we need to show that $e^{-sx} |f(x)|$ converges to show that it ...
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$\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{\gamma-i\infty}^{\gamma+i\infty}\frac{1}{s^2}e^{s(t - \frac{1}{2}x^2)}ds$ - different answers depending on value of $t$?

After taking an inverse Laplace transform I have the following - $$y = \frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{\gamma-i\infty}^{\gamma+i\infty}\frac{1}{s^2}e^{s(t - \frac{1}{2}x^2)}ds$$ In my notes it says if $t ...
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Absolutely integrable function not of exponential order

Construct an example of a continuous function $y=f(x)$ defined on $[0,\infty)$, such that it is absolutely integrable, i.e., $\int^\infty_0 |f(x)|dx<\infty$, but not of exponential order. What ...
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if $F(s_{0})$ for some $s_{o}$exists then it exists for all $s>s_{o}$

if laplace transform $F(s_{0})$ for some $s_{o}$exists then it exists for all $s>s_{o}$. i need to prove this . now, ...
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A question of multi-dimensional integral

Consider the function $$\Omega(N,E)=\int dE_1 \int dE_2 \cdots \int dE_N \Omega_1(E_1)\Omega_2(E_2) \cdots \Omega_N(E_N)\delta(E-E_1-E_2\cdots -E_N)$$ Is there a sufficiently condition on the ...
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Conditions for Laplace Transform

Consider the Laplace transform: $$\mathscr{L}(1) = \int_0^\infty e^{-st}dt = -\left.\frac{1}{s}e^{-st}\right|_0^\infty = \frac1s$$ Math textbooks usually state that this is only valid for the ...
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Question regarding $\mathcal{L}\{t*\mathcal{U}(t-2)\}$

I'm working on a problem for homework (* is multiplication not convolution): $\mathcal{L}\{t*\mathcal{U}(t-2)\}$ I understand that $\mathcal{L}\{(t-a)\mathcal{U}(t-a)\}=e^{-as}F(s)$ The first step ...
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Laplace transform using the convolution theorem

(This question is about laplace transforms) By making use of the convolution theorem show that the solution $y(t)$ to the ODE $$\ddot{y}(t)+4\dot{y}(t)+5y(t)=u(t), \quad y(0)=0,\quad \dot{y}(t)=0,$$ ...
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Laplace transform of multiplication of two terms with different arguments

What is the Laplace Transform of the product of two functions with different arguments? The function is: $\mathcal{L}( \sin({3 t}) \cos({5 t}) )$
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Doubt in laplace transforms

Let $f(t)=e^{t^2}$. Now the laplace transform of $f(t)$ is $$\int_0^\infty e^{-st}e^{t^2}dt=\int_0^\infty e^{-st+t^2}dt$$ But after this.. How can I proceed? Help me..
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Finding a basic laplace transform

Find the laplace transform of the function $f(t)=t^3e^{4t}$. The solution I am presented is Now $\mathcal{L}(e^{4t}f(t)) = F(s-4)$ and $\mathcal{L}(t^3) = 6/s^4$. So the Laplace transform of $f$ is ...
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Solving IVP using Laplace Transform

Let $$g(t) =\begin{cases} t & \text{if $t \leq6π$} \\ 6\pi & \text{if $t>6\pi$} \end{cases} $$ Solve $y''+ 16y = g(t)$ where $y(0) = 9$ and $y'(0) = 4$ using Laplace transforms. I got ...
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Question regarding $\mathcal{L}^{-1}\{\frac{s}{s^2+4s+5}\}$

The book asks for: $\mathcal{L}^{-1}\{\frac{s}{s^2+4s+5}\}$ So I can see: $\frac{s}{s^2+4s+4+1} = \frac{s}{(s+2)^2+1}$ From the properties of the inverse Laplace transform: ...
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The inverse Laplace transform of $ s^{3/2}-a-bs \over s^{3/2}+a+bs$

How can I solve the inverse Laplace transform as below: $$\mathscr{L}^{-1}\left( s^{3/2}-a-bs \over s^{3/2}+a+bs \right) $$ where a and b are constants. Hint: we can consider $${ s^{3/2}-a-bs ...
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What is my error in applying this Laplace Transform?

So, our book has the seemingly innocuous problem: $y''-y'-6y=0$. I was able to solve by hand, and come up with $${\scr L}(y)=\frac{s-2}{s^{2}-s+6}$$.That completed, I factored the bottom to ...
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Is $\cosh(t^2)$ of exponential order?

Is $\cosh(t^2)$ of exponential order? I know that it isn't, but I am unsure as to why. Also why is $\cosh(t) $ of exponential order?
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Solving 2nd Order ODE w/Laplace Transforms + Heaviside

This is a similar problem to the one I posted earlier with some differences. Attempt at solution: Write g(t) as a heaviside function. Take Laplace transform of LHS and RHS. Solve for Y. Take ...
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Solving 2nd Order ODE w/Laplace Transforms

I am having difficulty with this problem: *Note: The Delta3(t) is the delta dirac function, also the answer in the image is WRONG. Attempt at solution : Let Laplace{y(t)}=Y Take Laplace of LHS ...
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Laplace transform nonlinear equation

How can I apply the Laplace transform on a the following nonlinear PDE $$ \frac{\partial y}{\partial t}=\frac{\partial y^n}{\partial x}$$ where $n$ is a natural number? When I say apply the Laplace ...
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Find the distribution with the following Laplace transform.

Is anybody aware of the distribution whose Laplace transform is the following. \begin{equation} \mathbb{E}[e^{-tX}] = \frac{e^{-t}}{(1+2t)} \end{equation} Note: The Laplace transform of the ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform of $\ln[\frac{s^2+a^2}{s^2+b^2}]$

How does one find $\mathcal{L}^{-1}\{\ln[\frac{s^2+a^2}{s^2+b^2}]\}$? I've tried splitting it up into $\mathcal{L}^{-1}\{\ln(s^2+a^2)\}-\mathcal{L}^{-1}\{\ln(s^2+b^2)\}$. However, I can't think of ...
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How to find the Laplace Transform of two (independent) functions multiplied together?

How does one find the laplace transform for an equation consisting of two trig functions multiplied together, when it is not possible to use any trig identities? For example, take a function say; ...
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Laplace transforms for a pharmacokinetics multi-compartmental model

I am an anaesthetist trying to write some pharmacokinetics software as a pet project. Unfortunately the maths I need is a bit too much for my rusty high school calculus, and I am out of my depth. I am ...
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Laplace inverse for Taylor expansion

By using infinite series find Laplace inverse for |1/(S^3+1)| .... I don't know what to do after using taylor expansion.. when I use it I got polynomial of $ S $ in the nominator which I can not deal ...
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The density of the distribution whose Laplace transform is the following

Is anybody aware of the density of the distribution whose Laplace transform is the following. \begin{equation} \mathbb{E}[e^{tX}] = \frac{e^{t/2}-1}{t/2} \end{equation} Note: $X$ is a continuous ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform with $e^{a s}$

How can I take the Inverse Laplace Transform of $F(s) = \frac{d}{ds}\left(\frac{1-e^{5s}}{s}\right)$? I have tried going with inverse of the derivative and convolution (even tried evaluating the ...
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Why does the laplace transform of sine and cosine looks the way they are

I always forget what the Laplace transform of sine and cosine looks like. This is because they look so similar to each other. Does there exist a good mnemonic for remembering what form each takes? Or ...
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Laplace Transform of $\cosh(bt)$

So, one of my homework assignments is to take the Laplace transform of a function such that $f(t)=\cosh{bt}$. I figured it would be equivalent to: ...
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What is the General procedure for graphing heavidside functions?

I was given an example of a second order differential equation with U1(t)-U(3t) as the forcing function. I was asked to graph the forcing function and the answer is that the function is 1 when t is ...
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Lagrangian, Kinetic & Potential energy with two masses connected to three springs [migrated]

Two masses $m_1$ and $m_2$ are on a frictionless surface. They are connected by three springs with constants $k_1,k_2,k_3$. $k_1$ and $k_3$ are attached to walls and $k_2$ is between the masses. $k_1$ ...
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Inverse Laplace transform and convolution

Suppose we have two functions of $t$, $f(t)$ and $g(t)$. Letting $\mathcal{L}\{f(t)\} = F(s)$ and $\mathcal{L}\{g(t)\} = G(s)$, I know that: $\mathcal{L}\{f(t) \star g(t)\} = F(s) \cdot G(s)$, but ...
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Finding the Laplace Transform Inverse

Solve by Laplace Transforms. So I'm stuck on how to find this $\mathcal{L}^{-1}$ $( \frac{\frac{5s}{4} + \frac{13}{4}}{s^2+5s+8} ) $ I'm not sure what t odo. I was thinking I need to use the ...
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A bessel function integral

$$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} dy \frac{J_1 \left ( \pi\sqrt{x^2+y^2} \right )}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}} = \frac{2 \sin{\pi x}}{\pi x} $$ How do I show this?
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Solving second order nonhomogeneous differential equation with non-constant coefficients using Laplace Transform

$ty''(t) + y'(t) -ty(t)= tf(t)$ How to solve the problem using Laplace Transform? Using Laplace transform I got $$Y(s)= C(s^2-a^2)^{-1/2} + (s^2-a^2)^{-1/2}\int (s^2-a^2)^{-1/2}F(s)\,ds$$ where ...
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Final value theorem for closed system

We have a system with output given by $\frac{Y(s)}{R(s)} = \frac{F(s)G(s)}{1+F(s)G(s)}$ where $F(s)G(s) = K\frac{s+1}{s^2+s+1}$. Let $K=4$ and $R(s) = 10/s$. Using the final value theorem, ...
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Laplace transform of ODE containing Dirac Delta Function

When solving ODE containing the Dirac Delta function by Laplace transform its impulse occurred at t=0 for example on a mass , if i assumed initial x=0 , the solution does not satisfy that condition, ...
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Laplace Transform Delay Property

I have a quick question regarding the delay property of the Laplace transform. I understand that when you have a function $$x(t-a)u(t-a),$$ the Laplace transform for that function is ...