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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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Using Laplace transforms to solve a convolution of two functions

Hi I have this problem where I need to take the convolution of functions and I am not sure if I got the right answer or something close so any advice or help would be very appreciated. So here is the ...
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Laplace transform $y''''+37y''+36y=g(t)$

Hey this problem is making me insane so have at it and let me know what I keep screwing up. Express the solution of the initial value problem in terms of a convolution integral: ...
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Convolution, indicator function

I need to calculate $(f*f)(x)$ of $f(x) = 1_{[0,1]}(x)$, which is the indicator function defined with Calculating the integral $(f*f)(x) = \int_{0,}^{x}1_{[0,1]}(t) \cdot1_{[0,1]}(x-t) dt$ gives ...
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Inverse Laplace transform of a given function

1) The Laplace transform of f(t) is $\overline{f}(p)=\frac{1}{p}$ when $f(t)=1$ 2) The Laplace transform of $f(at)$ is $\frac{1}{a}\overline{f}(\frac{p}{a})$ 3) The Laplace transform of the ...
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Differential Question about Laplace/Delta/Convolution

I need help understanding a part of this question. Let $a.) y''+4y = \delta (x)$, $y(0)=y'(0)=0$. and $b.) y'' + 4y = f(x)$, $y(0)=y'(0)=0$ where $f(x)$ is some continuous function of finite ...
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Solving a differential equation using the laplace transform involving convolution

The problem is the following The thing that puzzles me here is the integral on the right hand side, so: How to take the laplace transform on the right hand side? Any help to get me going would be ...
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Laplace transforms: Convolution

Find $$1*1*1*\cdots*1\quad n\,\,\text{ factors}$$ that is, a function $f(t)=1$ convolution with itself for a total of $n$ factors. Would anyone mind helping me? I have no idea what I should do. ...
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Laplace transform of convolution with no function of t

Instructions: Evaluate the given Laplace transform. Do not evaluate the integral before transforming. Problem Given: $\mathscr{L}\{\int_0^t e^{-\tau} cos\tau d\tau \}$ My Problem: To treat this as ...
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What is the solution of this differential equation? / How to solve it?

I have the following problem : $$m\ddot{x} + c\dot{x} + kx = f_f\delta(t-t_0) + f_c \sin(\omega t) + f_h \theta (2t_0-t)$$ where $x(t)$ is a function of time, $t>0$ and $t_0>0$ and where ...
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Calculating convolutions of probability density functions

I have a PDE: $$\frac{\partial N (x,u)}{\partial x}=\int _0^uN(x,u)f(u-u')du'$$ $$N(0,u) = \delta (u)$$ Here $f(u)$ is a probability density function for $0 \le u \le u_{max}$, $\int _0 ^ {u_{max}} ...
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What is the easiest way to find the inverse Laplace of F(s)?

$$ F(s)= \frac{1}{(s-1)^2(1-1/s^2)} $$ Do I have to multiply by $s^2/s^2$ and then use partial fractions or is there a way to use the convolution theorem?
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How do i find the lapalace transorm of this intergral using the convolution theorem?

$$\int_0^{t} e^{-x}\cos x \, dx$$ In the book, the $x$ is written as the greek letter "tau". Anyway, I'm confused about how to deal with this problem because the $f(t)$ is clearly $\cos t$, but ...
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How Heaviside step function changes limits of integration

This question involves the Laplace transform of the convolution of two functions. The derivation in my textbook has a step that really confuses me. First I'll lay out their argument. $$ f(t) = f_1(t) ...
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What is the name of this function similar to convolution?

The functions seems to be very near convolution function, but the only difference is that you integrate by $du$ in convolution, in contrast to $ds$ in this example: $g(t,u) ...
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How does the author get from one step to another?

I have to apply convolution theorem to find the inverse Laplace transform of a given function. I know that convolution is applied when the given function is multiplication of two functions. The ...
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Prove that L[f' ' ](s)$ = $sL[f](s)

Can anyone prove this question ? Let $f$:$\mathbb{R}$$→$$\mathbb{C}$ be continuous function such that $f$$(0)$ $=$ $0$ and that $f'$ be a piecewise continuous function and absolutely integrable on ...
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Using Convolution Theorem to find the Laplace transform

In previous questions I have used Laplace transform to find the inverse Laplace transform. I have worked through this work booklet ...
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Lower bounds of laplace transform of characteristic functions

I have the following integral: \begin{equation} f(\mu) = \int_0^\infty e^{-\mu t}\varphi_X(t)dt \end{equation} where $\varphi_X(t)$ is the characteristic function of some undetermined probability ...
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How to compute Inverse Laplace transform using Convolution

How do you evaluate the inverse transform below using convolution ? $$ \mathcal{ L^{-1} } \left[ {\frac{s}{(s^2 + a^2)^2}} \right] $$ I tried $$\begin{align} \mathcal{ L^{-1} } \left[ ...
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Convolution Laplace transform

Find the inverse Laplace transform of the giveb function by using the convolution theorem. $$F(x) = \frac{s}{(s+1)(s^2+4)}$$ If I use partial fractions I get: $$\frac{s+4}{5(s^2+4)} - ...
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Laplace transform having this unusual property in convolution?

Here is the problem Solve $y'(t) = 1 - \int_{0}^{t} y(t - v)e^{-2v}dv$ The solution sets $\mathcal{L}(y) = Y(s)$ and does the following Notice that in step 1, they have $$Y(s)\dfrac{1}{s+2}$$ ...
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a matrix inverse laplace transform problem

Let $\mathcal {L}^{-1}[\cdot]$ be an inverse Laplace transform. Let $A$ be a square matrix, and $I$ an identity matrix. Based on the fact that $\mathcal {L} ^{-1} [{(sI-A)}^{-1}] = e ^{tA}$, how can ...
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ODE Laplace Transform an impulse bring oscillating system to rest

$2y''+y'+2y=\delta(t-5)$ $y(0)=0, y'(0)=0$ Consider the system given by ODE above in which an oscillation is excited by a unit impulse at $t=5$. Suppose that it is desired to bring the system to ...