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### Why do poles in the left half of the S plane make a system stable?

A point on the S-plane (where $s=\sigma+j\omega$) represents a signal with a given frequency (given by the imaginary component) and which either decays, increases or stays stable (depending on the ...
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### Laplace transform of derivative

Here is a short proof that Laplace Transform of $x'(t)$ is Laplace transform of $x(t)$ multiplied by s: On the other hand, the proof that I know uses integration by parts: One condition for the ...
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### Apply Transfer Function in Continuous Domain in Matlab

I have the coefficients of a transfer function (i.e. numerator and denominator) in Laplace domain. How can I apply this to an input waveform using MATLAB script? I am looking for a function or piece ...
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### making a laplace s-domain plot from numerical data to decompose signal into decaying sinusoids

I would like to make a 3D laplace s-domain plot from experimental data I have. The examples I have seen for this are when the function is already known and an analytical solution can be obtained (...
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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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### Reference for Wiener-Kolmogorov whitening procedure

In an old paper, accessible only for a fee, I found: (where the LHS of Eq (5) lack the symbol of derivative). What is the Wiener-Kolmogorov whitening procedure? I would like to study this procedure, ...
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### How does the phase/gain margin method work?

We have the closed loop transfer function: $$T(s)=\frac{L(s)}{1+L(s)}$$ So as far as I understand we check along the $j\omega$-axis on the Bode plot whether $L(s)=-1$, cause that's when $T(s)$ has ...