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

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Physical interpretation of Laplace transforms

One may define the derivative of $f$ at $x$ as $\lim\limits_{h\to0}\cdots\cdots\cdots$ etc., and show that that has certain properties, but it also has a "physical" interpretation: it is an ...
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Creating intuition about Laplace & Fourier transforms

I've been reading up a bit on control systems theory, and needed to brush up a bit on my Laplace transforms. I know how to transform and invert the transform for pretty much every reasonable function, ...
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Interpretation of the Laplace transform

Here's my intuitive understanding of the Fourier transform of $f:{\mathbb R}\rightarrow{\mathbb C}$, defined by $$\mathcal{F}(f)(\omega) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-2 \pi i \, \omega \,x}f(x)dx$$ I ...
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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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Inverse Laplace Transform of …

I am trying to find the inverse Laplace transform of $$\frac{1}{pe^{p}}\int_2^p\frac{e^{q}q}{q-1}dq.$$ This function decays as $p$ goes to infinity, so it's reasonable trying to find it's Laplace ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform as Bromwich Integral

I am seeking a references that provide a rigorous treatment of the inverse Laplace transform (Bromwich integrals), and how to compute them (beyond using tabled solutions - they don't cover my needs, ...
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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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Does this strategy look correct to you (solving for probability density function with three Random Variables)

The following formula is a formula I got from a paper that deals with wireless networks specifically when calculating coverage probabilities - (please check page 5 equation 2.11 of the document whose ...
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the continuity theorem with respect to Laplace transform

Let $(\mu_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be a sequence of probability measures on $\mathbb{N}$, such that the Laplace transform $\phi_n(\lambda)=\int e^{-\lambda x}\mu_n(dx)$ converges pointwise to a limit ...
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What are origins of the Laplace variable $s$

When I learnt the Laplace Transform I was just told the very standard formula that: $F(s) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(t) e^{-st} dt$. From this we went on to the table of transforms at its properties ...
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Laplace inverse transform of the complex expression branch point

I have an expression below which I need to do the inverse laplace transform Any help is highly appreicated. The expression is $$ \frac{\sqrt{s^2+1}}{\left(2+\sqrt{s^2+1}\right)^{3/2}}.$$
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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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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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Origin of Laplace Transform

Is the Laplace transform the continuous version of the infinite power series? $$ \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nx^n$$ becomes $$\int_0^\infty f(t)e^{-st}dt$$ I learned this by watching this video lecture: ...
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Taking Laplace-Stieltjes transform to find virtual idle time in G/M/1 queue

I am reviewing some queueing problems from Gross and Harris, and had a question on problem 5.40 part b. The problem is stated as follows: Part B: Show that the stationary output of a $ G/M/1 $ queue ...
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Fresnel integrals from an inverse laplace transform of $p^{-3/2}e^{-\sqrt{pa}}(\cos(\sqrt{ap})+\sin(\sqrt{ap}))$

I used the Residue theorem to solve this problem. But, I could not obtain the solution given by $$\mathscr{L}^{-1}\left( { p^{-3/2}e^{-\sqrt{pa}}\over{2\sqrt{2}}} [\cos(\sqrt{ap})+\sin(\sqrt{ap})] ...
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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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Boundary integral method to solve Poisson equation

Suggest how to solve Poisson equation \begin{equation} σ ∇^2 V = - I δ(x-x_s) δ(y-y_s) δ(z-z_s) \nonumber \end{equation} by using the boundary integration method to calculate the potential ...
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Laplace Transform of the Wave Equation

I am given a damped wave equation $u_{tt}(t,x)+2u_t(t,x)=u_{xx}(t,x); \forall t>0$ Now I know the laplace transform of this given the initial conditions, $u(0,x)=\sin x, u_t(0,x)=0;$ is ...
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Laplace transform to describe a bounded function

It is easy to show that if a real function $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is contained in a strip $[a,b]$, that is if $\forall_{x}\, a\le f(x)\le b$, then its Laplace transform is bouned by ...
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Existence of the Laplace Transform

I'm seeing Laplace transforms for the first time, and I'm having trouble understanding the criteria for deciding when they exist. I've read a few websites and books that seem to say that we only ...
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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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Periodic Laplace transform

Here's the questions and the graph I've been struggling with this since Thursday and this is due today. I need help on problems a and b. For a, the question is: "Write $f(t) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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Criteria for $L^1$ convergence looking at Laplace transforms

Let $(X_n)_{n \geq 0}$ be a sequence of integrable ($\mathbb{E} |X_n| < \infty$) random variables and denote by $l_n(t)$ the Laplace transforms of $X_n$. Similarly, let $X$ be a r.v. and $l(t)$ ...
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Find the inverse laplace transform: $\frac{1}{{{{({s^2} + 1)}^3}}}$

Find the inverse Laplace transform: $$x(t) = {L^{ - 1}}\left[ {\frac{1}{{{{({s^2} + 1)}^3}}}} \right]$$ with $x(t=0)=0$. I did: $${\left[ {{\mathop{\rm R}\nolimits} {\rm{es}}\frac{{{e^{st}}{{(s - ...
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Continuity of the inverse Laplace Transform

If I know $Y(s)$, can I predict when $\mathscr{L}^{-1}[Y(s)]=y(t)$ will be continuous or continuously differentiable or even stronger conditions? For example; I'm solving an ODE with the Laplace ...
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Inverse Laplace transform is required

I shall be very very thankful if some one can find the inverse Laplace of the function given below. I really need it as early as possible. $$ \frac{1}{s-a}\exp ...
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A rational integral with exponential denominator

Prove that: $$\int_{-\infty }^{+\infty }{\frac{{{x}^{4}}\text{d}x}{\left( \beta +{{\text{e}}^{x}} \right)\left( 1-{{\text{e}}^{-x}} \right)}}=\frac{\left( {{\pi }^{2}}+{{\ln }^{2}}\beta ...
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Laplace transform of the square root of a generic function

Let $f(t)$ be a function (for example of time $t$). Is there a general expression of the laplace transform of $\sqrt{f(t)}$ ? Same question for the inverse Laplace transform : Let $f(s)$ be the ...
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Inverse Laplace Transformation

I have a question about laplace transformation. $\frac{8s+4}{s^2+23}$ I tried to split them. $\frac{8s}{s^2+23}$ is the image of a cosine and $\frac{4}{s^2+23}$ is the image of a sine. Here is ...
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How do you do this Laplace transform?

How do you do the Laplace transform of the following equation? I know there's a trig identity in here somewhere, but I've got no idea how to do/use it. $$\mathcal{L}\lbrace\cos{4t}\cos{2t}\rbrace$$
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Inverse Laplace transformation correct?

I'm actually on the way to solve a little bit complicated differential-equation. Therefore I used the Laplace transformation. I've already solved it but I am actually not sure, whether my solution ...
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Laplace transform and differential equations

Given $\frac {d^2y(t)}{dt^2} + a\frac {dy(t)}{dt} = x(t) + by(t)$ Find: a) $ H(s) = \frac{Y(s)}{X(s)}$ b) ROC of the stable function and the correspond h(t) and determine if the stable system is ...
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How to find Laplace transform of a differential equation?

$y′′ + 3y′ + 2y = f$ , $y(0) = 0$ , $y′(0) = 1$ where $f$ is given by $f(t) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \delta(t−n)$; find a 1-periodic function $y_*$ with $\lim_{t\rightarrow \infty} |y(t)−y_*(t)| = 0$. I ...
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Solution of 1d wave equation by Laplace transform

This is a homework problem that I can almost finish. I just can't invert the Laplace transform at the end. $$u_{xx}=u_{tt}, u(t=0)=u_t(t=0)=0, u(x=0)=\sin\omega t, u(x=2)=0.$$ Taking the Laplace ...
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How to find $\mathcal{L}^{-1}\left\{1\right\}$?

This is probably a really simple question, but I cannot figure it out and it's not mentioned in my books. How do I find \begin{align} \mathcal{L}^{-1}\left\{1\right\}?\tag{1} \end{align} It seems like ...
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Heaviside function in the function whose Laplace transformation is $e^{-(\gamma+s)}/[(s+\gamma)^2+b^2]$

This is from a homework question 13.22 part (c) from "Mathematical Methods for Physic and Engineering" by Riley et. al on p. 464 I don't understand why the heaviside function is in the solution to ...
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Laplace Transform solution verification: $\ddot{y} + 2y = 2e^t\implies \frac13\cos(\sqrt{2}t)-\frac{2}{3\sqrt{2}}\sin(\sqrt{2}t)+\frac23e^t\,\text{?}$

Does $$\ddot{y} + 2y = 2e^t\quad y(0)=1,\dot{y}(0)=0$$ Give $$\frac13\cos(\sqrt{2}t)-\frac{2}{3\sqrt{2}}\sin(\sqrt{2}t)+\frac23e^t\,\text{?}$$ This is what I have got, and it seems to go back and ...
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Computing transfer function then static gain

I am working on a problem for a flight controls class. I have an equation related to pure yaw. My goal is to get the transfer function associated with it, and then obtain the system static gain. The ...
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Why does the Laplace transform of $t^2 \exp(at)$ exist?

My book states a theorem : "Let $f(t)$ be a function piecewise continuous on $[0, A]$ for $ A > 0$ and have an exponential order at infinity with $|f(t)| \leq M \exp(at)$. Then the Laplace ...
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Laplace transform of 1

I am getting a little confused when using the Laplace Transform. So, taking the laplace transform of 1 we get: $\mathfrak L[1](p)= \int_0^\infty e^{-pt}dt=[-\frac1pe^{-pt}]_0^\infty=\frac1p$ when ...
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The inverse Laplace transform of an entire function

A simple calculation shows that the Laplace transform of $f(t)=e^{-t^2/4}$ is the function $F(p)=\sqrt{\pi}e^{p^2}\operatorname{erfc}(p)$. I would like to find the inverse Laplace transform of ...
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Laplace transform, Brownian semigroup

I have a question about the Laplace transform of a measure and a semigroup. Let $(\eta_{t})_{t>0}$ be a family of measures on $(]0,\infty[,\mathcal{B}(]0,\infty[))$. The Laplace transform ...
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All possible inverse laplace transform of $ (s+1)^2/(s^2+2s+1)$

Well this was the question given in our previous week's test: Find all possible Inverse Laplace Tranforms of $(s+1)^2/(s^2+2s+1)$ . I just expanded the numerator and so the function reduced to 1.And ...
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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 of Differential Equation with a piecewise function

Hi I have this question and I am horribly stuck at one part and I cant seem to figure out if i did something wrong so any advice or help would be greatly apprecaited. Here is the question: ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform of a complicated function

Help with finding the inverse Laplace Transform of $$F(s) = \frac{1}{s\sqrt{M^{2}-s^{2}}}e^{\frac{\sqrt{N^{2}-s^{2}}}{s}}$$
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Laplace transform of $\sin(x)$

I am confused with Laplace transform of $\sin(\theta)$. For example, what is the LT of $A \sin(x(t))=Bx''(t)$ ($x$ is second order), $A,B$ are constants.
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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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Laplace Transform: Basis

I tend to think of the Fourier Transform (FT) as projecting a function onto a basis of cosines and sines. The Laplace Transform (LT) has a similar form to the FT, except it has been generalised. ...