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Is the Laplace transform redundant?

The Laplace transform is a generalization of the Fourier transform since the Fourier transform is the Laplace transform for $s = j\omega$ (i.e. $s$ is a pure imaginary number = zero real part of $s$). ...
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How can I plot the frequency response on a bode diagram with Fast Fourier Transform?

Assume that we have an unknow dynamical system and we only want to estimate its parameters. The system can be discribed as: Continous time: $$G(s) = \frac{3s + 5} {5s^2 + 3s + 2}$$ Discrete time ...
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What is the difference between $X(j\omega)$ and $X(\omega)$ notation?

What is the difference between $X(j\omega)$ and $X(\omega)$ notation? What is the meaning of $j\omega$? Does it represent frequency, and if yes, what is the meaning of an imaginary frequency?
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How poles are related to frequency response

I have recently fallen into fallacy, considering pole s=1 as there is infinite response at frequency 1. Yet, response was only 1. Now, can you derive the frequency response, given the poles? ...
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Why is a negative exponent present in Fourier and Laplace transform?

could anyone explain why there is a need of negative exponent in fourier and laplace transform.I looked through the web but I couldn't get anything.Does anything happen if a positive exponent is ...
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Why does the separable filter reduce the cost of computing the operator?

A separable filter in image processing can be written as product of two more simple filters. Typically a 2-dimensional convolution operation is separated into 2 onedimensional filters. This reduces ...
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Fourier transform of exponent: Delta pulse or hyperbola?

Why do some tables say that Laplace (or Fourier?) inverse of exponential is a time-shifted delta pulse \begin{align} \delta (t) &\overset{\mathcal F}{\Longleftrightarrow} 1\\ \delta (t-t_0) &...
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Can the inverse system of a stable system be unstable?

Can the inverse system of a stable system be unstable? For the class of LTI systems, the criteria for stability of a system with impulse response $h(t)$ and systems function $H(s)$ are: $h(t)$ be ...
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Laplace Transform of $-e^{-at}u(-t)$

I have found a problem in applying Laplace Transform to $-e^{-at}u(-t)$ I am doing these steps: $$ = - \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{-at}u(-t) e^{-st}dt$$ $$ = - \int_{-\infty}^{0} e^{-at} e^{-st}dt$$...
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Why Z-transform is considered as separate transform?

The mathematical formula of the Laplace and Z transforms are same with just one difference. I.e. in the first we use $t$ for continuous-time signal and in the latter uses $n$ for discrete-time signal....
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On the meaning of s-plane and it's link to a transfer function

Considering Fourier analysis and let's say I'm walking on the blue frequency axis in the below 3D plot from zero towards infinity: So each time I encounter a non zero blue bar, I check the frequency ...
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How can a system be unstable if $L(j\omega)$ is never exactly $-1$?

Say we have a linear system with unity feedback, with loop transfer function $L(j\omega)$. The closed-loop transfer function from reference to output is $T(j\omega) = \frac{Y(j\omega)}{R(\omega)}=\...
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Can a Fourier Transform exist even if the j$\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 ...
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What's the meaning of a complex zero/pole?

I have been studying signal processing and control for a while now, and I use Laplace and Fourier transforms almost everyday. Also another tools such as Nyquist or Bode plots. However, I had never ...
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Laplace Transform: zeros and corresponding impulse response $h(t)$

Poles and the impulse response If our impulse response is in the form : $$h(t) = e^{-\sigma_0 t}\cos(\omega_0 t) \, u(t)$$ (where $u(t)$ is the unit step function) And its Laplace transform is : $$H(s)...
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Fourier Transform of an Exponential Sine Sweep

The Exponential Sine Sweep (ESS), according to Farina [1], can be described by the following formula: $$x(t)=\sin\left(\frac{2\pi f_1 T}{R}\left(e^{\frac{t R}{T}} -1\right) \right)$$ where, $t$ - ...
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Confusion in basics of Laplace Transform

I have few confusions while starting Laplace Transform. So far I have studied, Fourier series and Fourier Transform. The basic difference which I found from different books is Fourier Transform is ...
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Converting poles/zeros to differential/difference equation solutions

Does anyone have a reference handy on how to convert poles and zeros of a system to differential/difference equations. Here is a quick draft of math, but I am not sure if it's at all correct. First, ...
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Relating transfer functions with step responses

Relate the transfer function to its' corresponding step response. First, I tried setting up the poles and zeros of the transfer functions. This helped a bit since I know that $G_A (s)$, $G_B(s)$ and $...
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Root Locus, Transfer Functions and Unit Step Response?

Consider the generic feedback loop, and the transfer function $G(s)$ shown by the following root locus plot. Where $\mathbf{x}$ denotes the open-loop poles and $\square$ denotes the closed loop poles....
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How to find analytic description of filtered signal

I am looking for an exact analytic description of a filtered signal. I have an electronic circuit whose input is a monoexponential decay. First (1) the signal gets filtered by a simple RC-Lowpass. ...
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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 ...
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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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Can I use Fourier transforms instead of Laplace transforms (analyzing RC circuit)?

I don't study electrical engineering or something related but I was assigned a problem on transfer functions, impulse responses, and in general, everything related to this post. (Specifically, I'm ...
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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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