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

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Inverse Laplace transform of fraction $F(s) = \large\frac{2s+1}{s^2+9}$

Is there a general method used to find the inverse Laplace transform. Are there any computational engines that will calculate the inverse directly? For example, can a procedure be followed to find ...
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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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Compute the inverse Laplace transform of $e^{-\sqrt{z}}$

I want to compute the inverse Laplace transform of a function $$ F(z) = e^{-\sqrt{z}}. $$ This problem seems very nontrivial to me. Here one can find the answer: the inverse Laplace transform of ...
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Laplace transform:$\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin^4 x}{x^3} \, dx $

I have a trouble with a integral: Using this Laplace trasform equation: $$\begin{align} \int_0^\infty F(u)g(u) \, du & = \int_0^\infty f(u)G(u) \, du \\[6pt] L[f(t)] & = F(s) \\[6pt] ...
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$\mathcal{B}^{-1}_{s\to x}\{e^{as^2+bs}\}$ and $\mathcal{L}^{-1}_{s\to x}\{e^{as^2+bs}\}$ , where $a\neq0$

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integral_transform#Table_of_transforms claims than the integral form of inverse bilateral Laplace transform and inverse Laplace transform are both the same. But are they ...
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find the inverse Laplace transform of complex function

It would be appreciate if someone help me to obtain the inverse Laplace transformation of the complex function $F(s)=\frac{e^{-\frac lc\sqrt {s(s+r_0)}}}{\frac lc\sqrt {s(s+r_0)}}$ where $r_0,l,c$ are ...
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Inverse Laplace of $ \frac{1}{\sqrt{s} - 1} $?

please help with this. I found this in textbook. Not derived from any differential equation. Also found the answer $$ \frac{1}{\sqrt{\pi}\sqrt{t}} + e^t * erf(\sqrt{t}) $$ (but don't know how)
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About evaluating $\mathcal{L}^{-1}_{s\to x}\bigl\{\frac{F(s)}{s}\bigr\}$ by considering contour integration with different entire functions $F(s)$

Detailedly compare the difficulties of different entire functions $F(s)$ where $F(0)\neq0$ when evaluating $\mathcal{L}^{-1}_{s\to x}\bigl\{\frac{F(s)}{s}\bigr\}$ by considering contour integration, ...
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Laplace transform of $ t^{1/2}$ and $ t^{-1/2}$

Prove the following Laplace transforms: (a) $ \displaystyle{\mathcal{L} \{ t^{-1/2} \} = \sqrt{\frac{ \pi}{s}}} ,s>0 $ (b) $ \displaystyle{\mathcal{L} \{ t^{1/2} \} =\frac{1}{2s} \sqrt{\frac{ ...
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About the inverse laplace transform of sinc function

How to calculate $\mathcal{L}^{-1}_{s\to x}\{\text{sinc}(s)\}$ ? Note: $\text{sinc}(s)=\dfrac{\sin s}{s}$ when $s\neq0$ . Also note that $\lim\limits_{s\to\pm\infty}\dfrac{\sin s}{s}=0$ .
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Differential equations and Fourier and Laplace transforms

Why do both the Fourier transform and the Laplace transform appear in the study of differential equations? I've never understood why there are some situations where the Fourier transform is used and ...
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How can I evaluate $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{e^{-x^2}(2x^2-1)}{1+x^2}dx$?

How can I solve this integral: $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{e^{-x^2}(2x^2-1)}{1+x^2}dx.$$ Can I solve this problem using the Laplace transform? How can I do this?
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Inverse Laplace Transform of $\bar p_D = \frac{K_0(\sqrt[]s r_D)}{sK_0(\sqrt[]s)}$

I solved the following partial differential equation using Laplace Transform: $\LARGE \frac{1}{r_D}\frac{\partial}{\partial r_D}(r_D\frac{\partial p_D}{\partial r_D})=\frac{\partial p_D}{\partial ...
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Laplace transform of integrated geometric Brownian motion

Is there any closed form of the Laplace transform of an integrated geometric Brownian motion ? A geometric Brownian motion $X=(X_t)_{t \geq 0}$ satisifies $dX_t = \sigma X_t \, dW_t$ where ...
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How to figure of the Laplace transform for $\log x$?

I was looking at a table of common Laplace transforms of functions when I came across the transform for $\log x$. Apparently, the transform is as follows: $$\mathcal{L} \left\{ \log ...
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Using laplace transforms to solve a piecewise defined function initial value problem

I want to use laplace transforms to solve the following: $$\frac{d^2 y}{dt^2}+16 y = f(t) = \left\{\begin{array} 1 1&t\lt\pi\\0&t\geq \pi\end{array}\right.\text{ with } y(0)=0 \text{ and } ...
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Laplace transform of $\sin(\sqrt{t})$

I'm tired and completely blank on how to find a solution of Laplace transformation of $\sin(\sqrt{t})$.Please specify the method used and if possible something other than using series method. thank ...
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inverse laplace transform by using complex integral

given function $$f(s)=\frac{1}{s}\frac{\sqrt{s}-1}{\sqrt{s}+1}$$ and $$\int_{0}^{\infty}{\frac{e^{-xt}}{\sqrt{x}(x+1)}dx=\pi e^t {erfc}(\sqrt{t})}$$ my steps: ...
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Laplace From Fourier transform?

This video (no need to actually watch it) makes a great point. If we interpret the $f$ in $f(x)$ as a function of time, then the fourier transform of $f$ takes the representation of this function in ...
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Calculate Inverse Laplace transform

Can anybody help me with the answer of this question? Find the inverse Laplace transform of $$\frac {1}{(s-3)^4}$$
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Laplace Trouble to find solution

Trying to figure out how to use Laplace Transform to find $y(t)$: The problem is $$y''+4y'+4y=f(t)$$ where $f(t) = \cos(\omega t)$ if $0 < t < \pi$ and $f(t)=0$ if $t > \pi$? Initial ...
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Laplace question - help needed

I am currently studying the Laplace transformation and came across this question: I have no idea of how to start this and am completely lost. If anyone could help I would be really grateful. ...
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Proof $L{\rm{[}}\frac{{x(t)}}{t}{\rm{] = }}\int_s^\infty {X(u)du} $

I see that we usually use the theorem to solve the Laplace transform, however i want to proof the theorem, who could give me some details!!! $L{\rm{[}}\frac{{x(t)}}{t}{\rm{] = }}\int_s^\infty ...
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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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What exactly is Laplace transform?

I've been working on Laplace transform for a while. I can carry it out on calculation and it's amazingly helpful. But I don't understand what exactly is it and how it works. I google and found out ...
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Relationship Between The Z-Transform And The Laplace Transform

Below I've quoted Wikipedia's entry that relates the Z-Transform to the Laplace Transform. The part I don't understand is $z \ \stackrel{\mathrm{def}}{=}\ e^{s T}$; I thought $z$ was actually an ...
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ODE Laplace Transforms: what impulse brings an 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 ...
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inverse Laplace Transform: $ L^{-1} \{\log \frac{s^2 - a^2}{s^2} \}$.

I am styding Laplace transforms and for some reason I have stuck in the followning exercise. Find the inverse Laplace Transform $ L^{-1} \{\log \frac{s^2 - a^2}{s^2} \}$. Any help? Thank's in ...
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Does the Laplace transform biject?

Someone wrote on the Wikipedia article for the Laplace trasform that 'this transformation is essentially bijective for the majority of practical uses.' Can someone provide a proof or counterexample ...
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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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$\int_0^\infty x e^{-\mathrm i x\cos(\varphi)}\mathrm dx=-\frac{1}{\cos (\varphi )^2}$ is that correct?

Good day. This integral looks very simple, yet I don't know how to start. $$\int_0^\infty x e^{-\mathrm i x\cos(\varphi)}\mathrm dx$$ I know that if the lower integration limit was $-\infty$ it would ...
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Evaluating improper integrals using laplace transform

I want to calculate the following improper integral using Laplace and transforms (and laplace transforms only). $$\int_0^{\infty} x e^{-3x} \sin{x}\, dx$$ I propose the following method. I plan to ...
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Special Laplace Inversion

Use complex analysis to show $$\frac1{2\pi i}\int_{a- i\infty}^{a+i\infty} e^{st}/s^{1/2} ds = \frac1{\sqrt{\pi t}}\ ,\quad a >0, t> 0 .$$ This is a special case of Bromwich's integral for the ...
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inverse Laplace transfor by using maple or matlab

I want to use inverse Laplace transform to F function by using maple or matlab. However I cannot get any answer. I know the answer from table but I want to use one of softwares. from table: ...
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Laplace transform of unit step function

Im given a graph of $f(t)$ and i need to find the Laplace transform of $f(t)$. From looking at the graph i have $$f(t) = \begin{cases} t, & \text{$0 \le t \le 1 $} \\ 0, & \text{$1 \lt t \lt ...
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Laplace question continued (partial fractions)

Last night I attempted and successfully finished (with the help of stackexchange) the first part to this question on laplace transformations: Laplace question - help needed The second part to this ...
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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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Finding the inverse Laplace transform of $\frac{s^2-4s-4}{s^4+8s^2+16}$

$$F(s) = \frac{s^2-4s-4}{s^4+8s^2+16}$$ My work is as follows, $$\frac{s^2-4s-4}{(s^2+4)^2}=\frac{s^2+4}{(s^2+4)^2}-\frac{8}{(s^2+4)^2}-\frac{4s}{(s^2+4)^2}$$ The inverse laplace of the first term ...
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Show that $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{\cos(at)-\cos(bt)}{t} =\ln\frac{b}{a}$ [closed]

It should be using Laplace transform. I found similar problems already solved but I need this to be shown using Laplace transforms: $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{\cos(at)-\cos(bt)}{t} = \ln\frac{b}{a}$$
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Inversion of Laplace transform $F(s)=\log(\frac{s+1}{s})$ (Bromwich integral)

I am looking for the inversion of Laplace transform $F(s)=\log(\frac{s+1}{s})$. I started by using the general formula of the Bromwich integral: $\displaystyle \lim_{R\to\infty} \int_{a-iR}^{a+iR} ...
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Laplace transform via complex analysis

Let $Y(s) = \frac{2e^{-s}}{s(s^2 + 3s + 2)}$. Then the inverse Laplace transform is \begin{align} y(t) &= \frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{\gamma-i\infty}^{\gamma+i\infty}\frac{2e^{s(t - 1)}}{s(s^2 + 3s + ...
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Contradiction in inverse Laplace transform problem with Mellin's inverse formula?

Let say we have to solve a given differential equation $$ty''+y'+ty=0$$ $$y(0)=1,\ y'(0)=0$$ (which is Bessel equation with the solution $y=J_0 (t)$, of course) with the Laplace transform. Then we ...
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Finding the inverse laplace transform of $s$ [closed]

How do I find the inverse laplace transform of $s$, i.e. $$L^{-1}\{s\}=\ ?$$
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complex integral of z to the power alpha

I would like to perform an inverse laplace and at some point of the calculation I have to compute this integral $$\int_{\gamma-i\infty}^{\gamma+i\infty} z^{(1+n)\alpha-1}e^{z} \frac{dz}{2\pi i}$$ ...
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Complex Integral with exponential

I've been struggling with this: $$\int_{0}^{\infty }\frac{e^{-px}}{x^{2}+1}\mathrm{d}x, \; \; p\ge 0.$$
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Functional form of a series of a product of Bessels

This question arises from my answer to an inverse Laplace transform question. The result I got took the form $$ f(t)= e^{-r_0 t/2} H(t-a) \left [ J_0\left(\frac{1}{2} a r_0\right) ...
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Solving partial differential equation using laplace transform with time and space variation

I have a equation like this: $\dfrac{\partial y}{\partial t} = -A\dfrac{\partial y}{\partial x}+ B \dfrac{\partial^2y}{\partial x^2}$ with the following I.C $y(x,0)=0$ and boundary conditions ...
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$\frac{dx}{dt}=-\lambda x +\epsilon x(t-a)$ series solution via Laplace method

Consider the following equation $$\frac{dx}{dt}=-\lambda x +\epsilon x(t-a), \quad x(0)=1,\quad |\epsilon|\ll1$$ where $a$ and $\lambda$ are positive constants and $x(t-a)$ means the function $x(t)$ ...
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Calculate the Laplace transform

Help me calculate the Laplace transform of a geometric series. $$ f(t) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty(-1)^nu(t-n) $$ show that $$ \mathcal{L} \{f(t)\} = \frac{1}{s(1+\mathcal{e}^{-s})} $$ Edit: so far I ...