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Is the Laplace transform a special case of Fourier transform? (Not the other way around)

Always had a thought about why Laplace transform reveals the transient properties of the system? My doubt is based on the following fact, Fourier transform is given as  \begin{equation} \mathscr{F}\...
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When to use Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms?

If we have an LTI system, with an input signal $x(t)$, impulse response $h(t)$ and output $y(t)$, I was under the assumption that if the input and impulse response were continuous in time, then you ...
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Recovering a Differential Equation From the Transfer Function of a Cascaded System

With respect to the below discussion, consider that we are talking about LTIC systems characterized by constant coefficient ODEs. Consider a cascaded system whose transfer function H(s) is given by ...
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How to derive low pass filter $\frac{N}{N+S}$

I watched the video for PID control system where it mentioned the Laplace domain function and low pass filter to be $\frac{N}{N+S}$. I used asymptotic analysis to see that it made sense. However, I'm ...
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What are the properties of continuous-time improper systems?

I am trying to better understand the properties of improper systems $H(s) = \frac{b(s)}{a(s)}$, for which the order of the numerator $b(s)$ is greater than the order of the denominator $a(s)$ (in the ...
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Determine the system function H(s) of a system and find out the differential equation

I have created the following system for practice purposes. From this system I want to determine the system function H(s). In the picture I have worked with auxiliary (dummy) variables, which should ...
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ROC of the function in the problem 9.14 of Oppenheim's Signals and Systems textbook

I have solved the problem 9.14 in Oppenheim's Signals and Systems textbook, but my solution and the one in Slader is different. Problem is given above. And Slader solution is here. I have also ...
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Derive the Forward Euler substitution for transfer function

In the book "The control handbook. Volume 1 " by Levine, the author shows that the transfer function: can be aproximated and discretized in the transfer function: using the forwar euler integral ...
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Response of an ideal integrator to a cosine wave

It sounds like a very elementary question on system theory but I got quite confused about it, so hopefully you guys can enlighten me. I'm considering an ideal analog integrator, i.e., a system with ...
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Proof of Forward Euler for discretizing a transfer function

In Levine book "The control handbook" it is shown that, for discretizing a transfer function $\frac{1}{s}$ using Forward Euler i simply have to replace s with $\frac{z-1}{T}$. How can extend the ...
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Forward Euler Discretization

I don't understand why the substitution $s=\frac{z-1}{T}$ allows us to discretize a transfer function from laplace to z-transform through Forward Euler Discretization. Can you explain to me ?
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Anyone explain to me this video?

I was watching a video in time 24:48 I would like to know where you got the value .9 (1.14z + .941) and 1.0232 + .757 Does anyone explain how he got those numbers?
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Why does the solution for the voltage of this RLC circuit result in a maximum capacitor value?

I have a circuit with an inductor (L), capacitor (C), and two resistors (R1=R2): This represents an equivalent electrical circuit to a plectrum or hammer (cap=spring, inductor=mass) striking a string ...
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What did I do wrong with this simple filter build?

I tried to put everything I have learned from people here together to code my first filter from scratch. Unfortunately, it didn't go well and I'm not getting the expected output. The math/code became ...
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How to convert from Laplace Domain to Time Domain?

I want to convert the following equation from Laplace domain to continuous time domain: $F(s) = \frac{-2 m k v R}{2 m R s^{2} + m k s + 2 k R}$ m, k, v, R are all constants. If I can factor or put ...
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What does z^(-1) represent here?

I understand that when you have a Laplace function, you can do a bilinear or forward/backward Euler substitution for $s$ to phrase it in terms of $z^{-1}$. In a typical filter, $z^{-1}$ represents the ...
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What type of z transform is this?

I am trying to understand this equation: It comes from: $Force = mass * acceleration$ $F(t) = m * a(t)$ $F(s) = m * (s^2 * y(s) - s*y0 - y0)$, where $y0=0$ $F(s) = m * s^2 * y(s)$ $y(s) = F(s)/(...
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How to know basics about convergence

I apologize if the post is incorrect. I'm a sophomore student studying Electrical engineering. As a part of an introductory course on signal and linear systems, I'm required to learn Fourier and ...
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What are the missing steps in the derivation of this equation?

I am trying to understand the model of a piano hammer described here. The relevant excerpt is: As I understand it, they are saying in (12a) that if the hammer spring's uncompressed end's y position ...
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s-Domin or z-Domain - What to Use for Mixed systems

I recently had to deal with a power electronic system where I had to implement a dynamic model of a power converter in order to design a suitable controller for that converter. The control will be ...
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Help with my first (simple) Z-transform

I need to transform this Laplace function to the z-domain: From the answer I received: $s=(1-z^{−1})/T$ Then substitution into my Laplace function would give: $t(z) = 2R/(m*(1-z^{−1})/T + 2R)$ Is ...
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How do I convert this simple Laplace equation to Z-domain?

A basic model of coupled strings (eg. piano) is provided here as: The principle is that it has two identical string simulations each formed by a delay line and LPF. The outputs of these are summed at ...
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Why the unilateral Laplace transform?

Why is the Laplace transform commonly taught as the unilateral Laplace transform? I mean, for the Fourier transform, we commonly have the bilateral transform... if the signal is 0 for $t<0$, then ...
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Solving the system response using inverse Laplace transform

I am trying to solve this question but I got stuck when inverting the Laplace transform for this problem. I do not know that whether I do it right or wrong. Moreover, I do not know how to handle the ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform

A system given by $\frac{s-1}{(s+1)(s-2)}$ has to be inverse transformed so that it is anticausal and nonstable. The answer given is $h(t)=-\frac{1}{3}(2e^{-t}+e^{2t})u(-t)$ Why the minus sign at the ...
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Determining Stability of a continuous time system using Laplace Transform

I'm following Oppenheim's book. In exapmles, the laplace transforms of of the following signals $e^{-t}u(t)$ and $e^{-t-1}u(t+1)$ is given as $\frac{s}{(s+1)}$ and $\frac{e^{-s}}{(s+1)}$ both ...
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What is the inverse Laplace transform of squared denominator term?

Referring to the image below, what would the inverse Laplace transform be? I can't seem to find any tables that include this case.
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Z transmittance from diffrence equation made out of diagram

I have a problem with getting Z transmittance out of a single block of diagram, when e(nT) is as an input, and u(nT) is as an output. Period of sampling is T = 0.5 s The diagram is: My first thought ...
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Why Are There Two Different Common $ 3 \times 3 $ Kernels for the Laplacian?

I find both of these 3x3 Laplacian kernels to be commonly used: 0 -1 0 -1 4 -1 0 -1 0 and: -1 -1 -1 -1 8 -1 -1 -1 -1 ...
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Why do convolution kernels such as Gaussian, Laplacian, LoG almost always seem to be expressed in integers?

I'm a total newb in search of some deeper understanding, but I'm not able to read the maths behind these on Wikipedia. If I understand correctly, you get the new value for each pixel by multiplying ...
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Step response of third-order continuous-time transfer function

I have a transfer function of the form: $$H(s) = \frac{b\omega_n s^2 + a\omega_n^2 s + \omega_n^3}{s^3 + b\omega_n s^2 + a\omega_n^2 s + \omega_n^3}$$ If it matters, $a=b=2$. Is anyone aware of ...
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How can the Poles of the Root Locus be negative?

My understanding of drawing a root locus diagram is that stability requires all roots of the characteristic polynomial of the open loop transfer function to lie in the negative real part of the plane. ...
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Difference between the two forms of input-output relationships of an LTI system

$$y(t)=f(t)*h(t)\tag{1}$$ $$y(t)=H(s)e^{st}\tag{2}$$ $$H(s)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}h(t)e^{-st}dt\tag{3}$$ Let $f(t)$ in Eqn $(1)$ be $e^{st}$. In many worked out examples, I have found that the two ...
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Laplace transform of a finite duration signal

Consider the following signal: $$ x(t) = e^{-2t}[u(t) - u(t-5)] $$ This signal exists only from 0 to 5 time units. Elsewhere, it is zero. Now, let's find the laplace transform of this signal using ...
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Why there is Difference between shapes of ROC of z domain and s domain?

ROC(region of convergence) of Z domain is shown by a circular region while ROC in S domain is shown by a rectangular(approximately looking like rectangle) region What is the reason of this difference ...
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Why not use a complex number in the exponent in the z-transform?

I am trying to comprehend how the z-transform has come to be similar but different from its continuous counterpart, namely the Laplace transform. It seems to me that the most parallel and intuitive ...
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Basic difference between Fourier transform and laplace transform? [duplicate]

I have read few links about difference between Fourier transform and Laplace transform but still not satisfied Please correct me if i am wrong Simply put, the main difference between Fourier ...
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Why does subbing $s = j\omega$ into the Laplace transform of a cosine wave yield a purely imaginary result?

The Laplace transform of a cosine starting at $t=0$ is given by $$F(s) = \frac{s}{s^2 + \omega_0^2}$$ If I sub in $s = j\omega$, I get the Fourier transform of a cosine starting at $t=0$: $$F(j\...
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What is difference between natural response and zero-input response of a system and how to find natural response? [duplicate]

In most books it is said that natural response is another name to zero-input response while in some resources is is mentioned that the classification is based on poles of transfer function and input....
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Output of an LTI system given its transfer function and input

Given the transfer function $$T(s) = \frac{100}{1 + \frac{s}{10^{6}}}$$ and the input $$v_i(t) = 0.1 \sin(100t)$$ find the output, $v_o(t)$. My approach was to use $v_o(t) = \mathcal{L^{-1}}\left\{T(...
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Region of convergence of transfer function

I posted this question Mathematics SE and got no answer so I have posted it here. I learned in my signal processing class that an LTI system can be defined using a linear constant coefficient ...
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Time Setting of $z$ and Laplace Transforms

I'm aware that the z-transform and the Laplace Transform have an analogous relationship but I want to be doubly-sure that the z-transform only works in discrete-time and that the Laplace transform ...
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Why is the ROC of Laplace transform independent of imaginary part of s?

An integral is defined as converging if it yields a finite value upon application of limits of integration. It is divergent otherwise. Now sticking to the mathematical notation of Laplace transform, ...
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How do bode plots work with unstable systems work?

If I had a system with right-half s-plane poles, how would a frequency response work? Since a purely imaginary value for s, would cause the Laplace transform to diverge for such a system, what meaning ...
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Is there an analogy of the Fourier-decomposition in the Laplace space to decompose a signal to a few components?

I have a signal from which I know, that it is the sum of a few, exponentially decaying components. I want to find these components. If it would be a sum of some sinusiod waves, it would be easy to ...
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System Response Terminology

If I have a system specified by $$P(D)y(t)=Q(D)x(t)$$ and I specify initial conditions $y(0^-)=a, \ y'(0^-)=b,\ x(0^-)=c$ does the term $x(0^-)=c$ correspond to the zero state response or zero ...
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From Fourier transform to Laplace Transform

It's well known that you can estimate the Fourier Transform $X(f)$ of a signal $x(t)$ via its Laplace Transform $X(s)$, just by setting $s = j2\pi f$ to the latter, as long as the region of ...
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Inverse Laplace transform of two-sided and one-sided Laplace transform

As I read in Wikipedia, there are two types of Laplace transforms One-sided Laplace transform: $F(s) = \int_{0}^\infty e^{-st} f(t) dt$ Two-sided Laplace transform: $F(s) = \int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-...
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confused about time shifting property of Laplace Transform

In book signals and systems 2 edition a question is given which is as follows: $$ x(t)=e^{-3(t+1)}u(t+1) $$ and we are asked to find the unilateral Laplace Transform of the signal. The ...
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Can a Fourier Transform exist even if the j$\omega$ axis is not in the Region of Convergence in it's Laplace Transform

A couple of confusions have been occurred. The Signal I'm considering is f(t) = sin(t)*u(t) Fourier Transform of it can be derived. $-i \pi (\delta (\omega -1)-\delta (\omega +1))$ According to my ...