Questions tagged [laplace-transform]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
22
votes
1answer
2k views

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 $s$). ...
18
votes
3answers
31k views

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? ...
11
votes
4answers
5k views

Intuitive interpretation of Laplace transform

So I am getting to grasps with Fourier transforms. Intuitively now I definately understand what it does and will soon follow some classes on the mathematics (so the actual subject). But then I go on ...
11
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

what is the difference between $X(j\omega)$ and $X(\omega)$ notation

I am trying to understand Fourier Transform and Laplace Transform. What is the difference between $X(j\omega)$ and $X(\omega)$ notation? what is the meaning of $j\omega$ ? Is it represent frequency? ...
8
votes
5answers
5k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
155 views

How to calculate critical damping of a system with two springs and a damper (or two springs and two dampers)?

Background For a simple system where you have a mass attached to a spring and damper in parallel: We can calculate the critical damping from the equation of motion: $mx_{tt} + cx_t + kx = 0$ $ms^2 + ...
6
votes
1answer
809 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

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}\...
5
votes
1answer
95 views

Why not use the same "standard" exponentials for both continuous and discrete time

In continuous time the standard exponential signal is usually defined as $$ e^{st}, \quad\text{with}\quad s = \sigma+j \omega $$ In discrete time the standard exponential signal is usually defined as ...
5
votes
1answer
178 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
26k views

Relation between Laplace and Fourier transforms

I know that $$X_L(s=j\omega)=X_F(\omega)$$ if $x(t)$ is one sided and absolutely integrable and hence the imaginary axis of the Laplace transform is the Fourier transform. But Fourier transform ...
4
votes
1answer
375 views

What is wrong with my residue partial expansion method? (Transfer Function into State-Space Modal/Diagonal Form)

I'm using reference from here and here. This is Laplace transfer function of DC Control Speed System: $$\frac{\omega(s)}{V(s)}=\frac{K}{(Js+b)(Ls+R)+K^2}$$ Where, $\omega$ is the motor angular ...
4
votes
2answers
69 views

Moving from deterministic signals to stochastic signals in s-domain (Power Spectral Density)

Assume we have the following system (coming from control systems theory, hence in s-domain) $ Y(s) = H_A (s) \cdot A(s) - H_B (s) \cdot B(s) $ I now wish to consider $a(t)$ and $b(t)$ as white noise ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

blur detection using opencv

I'm writing a script to detect blur images using OpenCV by applying Laplacian filter and calculate the std but there is a problem the std for images that contain motion blur is very close to those ...
4
votes
2answers
971 views

Response of a system to a step function (heaviside)

I'd like to compute the response to a step function of a electrical/thermal system. Generally I can "easily" compute the transfer function $H$: $$H(\omega) = \frac{V_{out}(\omega)}{V_{in}(\omega)}$$ ...
4
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Find transfer function from root locus and step response diagram?

I am given the response of a step of magnitude of 3 and the root locus and I have to find the transfer function of the system. The function I find gives me the step response(magnitude of 3 again) of ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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) &...
3
votes
2answers
156 views

Confusion Regarding Bi Linear Transform

I was reading my book where the z-transform of a signal is derived to be ${1-e^{-2bT}z^{-1}}$ . Then it goes on to say that by applying the bilinear transform we can get $$\frac{2(1+bT+(bT-1)z^{-1})}...
3
votes
1answer
721 views

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)}=\...
3
votes
2answers
195 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
213 views

Find state space model from transfer function

Let's suppose we have: G(s) = (s+1)/(s^2-2s+1) how can we find the state space representation of the transfer function: x_dot = x2 x2_dot = 2*x2-x1+u where u is an arbitrary input. I am very new ...
3
votes
2answers
95 views

Laplace transform : integral vs poles & zeros

If Laplace transform is expressed as : $$\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} h(t)e^{-st}dt $$ with : $$s = \sigma + j\omega$$ and $h(t)$ an impulse response expressed as : $$h(t) = Ae^{-\sigma_0t}\cos(\omega_0t+\...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

Discrete time Final Value Theorem applied to feedback system

I wish to calculate the Final Value of systems in which a high pass filter of the output feeds back into the input. A simple example would be: where is a 1st order high pass filter with transfer ...
3
votes
1answer
108 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
922 views

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^{-...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
561 views

Impulse response if initial conditions are given

In most books, impulse response of LTI systems are calculated by assuming initial rest condition, but how to calculate response of an impulse input if there are some initial conditions present ? My ...
2
votes
3answers
582 views

Can use of Fourier transform be minimized completely with the help of Laplace and Z transform?

Fourier transform has different types like continuous Fourier transform (CFT), Discrete time Fourier transform (DTFT) and Discrete Fourier transform ( DFT). CFT can be used in case of continuous ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Why Fourier transform is not sufficient and we have to use Laplace transform? [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to explain the motivation behind the use of Laplace transform instead of Fourier transform? Isn't that any periodic function can be represented by sines and cosines? - Why to ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

How to compute Laplace Transform in Python?

I am trying to do practicals for signal processing where I need to Laplace Transform a function. Used 'fft' of numpy before. Nothing of Laplace is found in the documentation. Do we have any other ...
2
votes
3answers
779 views

Transfer function of a frequency shifting system

There is a system which shifts frequencies of input by $-F_c$ such that: $$Y(S) = X(S).H(S)$$ But $X(S)$ has value zero from $0$ to $F_c$. I am confused on how the product of $X(S)$ and $H(S)$ ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to modify an LTI differential equation to be acausal or anti-causal?

I'm trying to wrap my head around causality in LTI-systems. Considering continuous time only, I'm happy with the fact that the system is causal iff the impulse response function $h(t)=0$ for $t<0$. ...
2
votes
1answer
711 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
398 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Inverse Laplace transform Using Inversion Formula

Use the complex inversion formula to calculate the inverse Laplace transform $f(t)$ of the following Laplace transform: $$F_L (s) = \frac{1}{(s+2)(s^2 +4)}.$$ When the region of convergence is: ...
2
votes
2answers
332 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
960 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
148 views

Finding Laplace Transform without ROC

While studying Laplace Transform i found that region of convergence (ROC) is important because for some problems we have same Laplace Transform but different ROC helps us to take correct inverse ...
2
votes
1answer
108 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
388 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 $...
2
votes
1answer
821 views

Bilinear transformation confusion

Wikipedia says in bilinear transformation from \$s\$ domain to $z$ domain relation is $$\boxed{s \longleftarrow \frac{2}{T}\frac{z-1}{z+1}}$$ But here this relation is given like this $$\boxed{w=\...
2
votes
3answers
13k views

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 ...