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

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Using calculus to find inverse functions

High schooler here. Last summer I taught myself a little bit of calculus, and I have been doodling about it. So I began writing some problems for myself, and one of them was this: Find the inverse ...
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Laplace transform the expression $\int_0^t(t-u)y(u)du$

I laplace transformed the expression $\int_0^t(t-u)y(u)du$ in Wolfram and it seems like the answer is just $\frac{Y(s)}{s^2}$. If I change the expression to this: $$ \int_0^t(t-u)y(u)du = t\int_0^t ...
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Evaluate the $I=\frac{1}{\pi}\int_0^{\infty}\frac{e^{-xt}\sin (a\sqrt{x})}{x}\,\mathrm dx$

I want to evaluate $$I=\frac{1}{\pi}\int_0^{\infty}\frac{e^{-xt}\sin (a\sqrt{x})}{x}\,\mathrm dx$$ It seems that the solution should be in the form of the error function and also it involves contour ...
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What will happen after Laplace Transform?

Consider the Laplace transform $\int_{0}^{\infty} e^{-px}f(x)\,dx$ Assume $f(x)=1$ , then the Laplace transform is $\frac {1}{p}$. Assume $f(x)=x$ , then the Laplace transform is $\frac {1}{p^2}$. ...
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Inverse of Mellin transform

I would like to invert the following Mellin transform $M(s)$ of a function $f(x)$ defined on $[0,a]$ with $a>0$ (or get the $x\rightarrow 0$ asymptotics): $$ M(s) = \frac{2a^s}{s-2(1-a^s)} $$ We ...
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asymptotics from Laplace transform

Suppose I know that a non-negative random variable with density $f$ has the following Laplace transform: $$\hat{f}(s)=\int_0^{\infty}e^{-st}f(t)dt=\frac{1}{\cosh(\sqrt{2s}x)}$$ where $s>0$ and ...
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The existence of the laplace transform

I don't understand why the laplace transform of some function, say f(t), has to be "piecewise continuous" and not "continuous". Is "piecewise continuous" sort of like the minimum requirement? This ...
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Laplace Transform of tsin(at) using only the definition

Hello I' am stuck on how to get the final result of the laplace transform of $f(t)=tsin(at)$using (a is a constant) only the definition of $$\int_0^{\infty}f(t)e^{-st}dt$$, I know $sin(at)= {1 \over ...
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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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R-L series circuit solve using Laplace transform [closed]

solve the R-L series circuit using laplace transform
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inverse Laplace transform by integral

I've seen this formula for the inverse Laplace transform in several books: $$f(t)=\mathcal{L}^{-1}\{F\}(t)=\frac{1}{2\pi i}\lim_{T\to\infty}\int_{\alpha -iT}^{\alpha +iT}e^{st}F(s)ds$$ where $f$ is ...
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Find the Laplace transform of integral(from 0 to x) sin(2t) dt

Find the Laplace transform of $\int_0^x\,\sin\,(2t)\,dt$ So basically, $$\int_0^x\,\sin\,(2t)\,dt = -\frac{1}{2}(\cos\,(2x) - 1)$$ So $$\mathcal{L}\{\cos\,(2x)\} = \dfrac{s}{s^2 + 4}$$ ...
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An identity derived from the Laplace transform

It seems that $$\int_0^t \int_0^l f(\tau) ~d \tau ~d l = \int_0^t z f(t-z) dz $$ since the Laplace transform of both sides is $F(s)/s^2$, where $F(s)$ is the Laplace transform of $f(t)$: the left-hand ...
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Fourier series: term-by-term Laplace transform.

Quick question: If a Fourier series is uniformly convergent should the term-by-term Laplace transform of the series equal the result of the periodic function theorem for the Laplace transform?
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Transfer Function non-zero initial conditions Laplace Transform

okay I know how to get transfer functions using the Laplace Transform assuming zero initial conditions but I would like to know how to deal with non-zero initial conditions. One of my maths books ...
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Laplace transform of the autocorrelation of a wss random process

Consider a wide-sense-stationary random process $x(t)$. The autocorrelation function is $r(t-\tau):=E[x(t)x(\tau)]$. Let $S(s)$ be the Laplace-transform of $r(t)$. Can I compute $S(s)$ as ...
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Are FT and LT both isomorphic?

As the following diagram:(from a textbook) Note: 1. L2: L2 space, H2: H2 space 2. The upper one is in t-domain; the lower one, f-domain 3. : the Laplas transform operator : the fourier tansform ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform of exponential

Is it possible to compute the inverse Laplace transform of: $$\frac{1}{1-e^{-sa}}$$ where $a>0$ ?
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Does an inverse Laplace transform for $\hat{F}(s)=e^{-is}$ exist? If not, why?

Does an inverse Laplace transform for $\hat{F}(s)=e^{-is}$ exist? If not, why? The Bromwich integral is not covered in my course so I can't use it. I'm hoping and guessing that the answer is simple! ...
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Laplace Transform's phase delay

I have read this example about time shift of Laplace Transform somewhere. It used a unit step function that has been shifted along $x$ axis for $a$ unit. So, to find the Laplace Transform of it, ...
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Find $\mathcal{L}^{-1}\frac{s}{s^2-6s+9}$

It is easy to see that $\frac{s}{s^2-6s+9}=\frac{s}{(s-3)^2}$ and now I want to use use the convolution integral for $s\cdot \frac{1}{(s-3)^2}$. So I get this integral: $$\int_0^t \delta '(\tau)\cdot ...
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Any closed formula for $\mathcal{L}\big(u_c(t)\cdot f(t)\big) $?

As in the title, is there any closed form formula for such Laplace transform, with denoting $\mathcal{L} \ f(t)=F(s)$?
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The Laplace transform of $\mathcal{L}(te^t \cos t)$

How do I find it? I know that $\mathcal{L}(e^t \cos t) =\frac{s-1}{(s-1)^2+1^2}$ but what is it when multiplied by $t$, as written in the title?
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solving differential equations with function coefficients using Laplace Transform

Does there exits a method to solve an $n$-th order liner differential equation with "function coefficients" using Laplace transform. It is well known that the identity $$L\left\{ {{t^n}f\left( t ...
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inverse Laplace transform of $e^\sqrt{as}$

I am trying to find the inverse Laplace transform of $e^\sqrt{as}$ for $a>0$. So we need to solve $\oint_B dz \: e^\sqrt{az} e^{z t}$ (Bromwich contour), but not sure how to start. How do we even ...
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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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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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Find the Laplace transform of $f(t) = \begin{cases} 0, & \text{if $t<5$} \\ t^2−10t+31, & \text{if $t\ge 5$} \\ \end{cases} $

Find the Laplace transform of $$f(t) = \begin{cases} 0, & \text{if $t<5$} \\ t^2−10t+31, & \text{if $t\ge 5$} \\ \end{cases} $$ $F(s)=$ __________? Here is my work. I went wrong ...
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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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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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Laplace Transform of $tf(t)$

Q. prove that $\mathfrak{L}\{tf(x)\}=-\frac{d\mathfrak{L}\{f(x)\}}{ds}$ where the notation used is standard one. Attempt I tried what would seem obvious way to start: ...
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Tandem queue - response time distribution

In tandem queue with two queuing system, each server has exp(mu0) and exp(mu1) service time distribution and arrival rate is poisson(lambda). Scheduling policy is FCFS. What would be the response time ...
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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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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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Laplace transform of sin(at)

Given $f(t)= \sin (at)$ I want to calculate the Laplace transform of $f(t)$. I have determined by using integration by parts twice, that the answer should be $$F(s)= \frac{a}{s^2+a^2}$$ Now I want ...
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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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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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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 ...