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How to I get transfer function?

there is a ODE $dx/dt-ax(t)=u(t)$ Firstly, I have to find the transfer function $u$ to $x$ using exponential input. So I put $u(t)=e^{st}$ to the ODE, and I got $x(t)=x(0)e^{at}+1/(s-a)e^{st}$. In ...
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Confusion in property of Z transform of ideal sampled waveform

I was reading about z transfom of ideal sampled signals and one of the properties of Z transform of sampled signal that surprised me,here it is (image) So here this property of Z transform is quite ...
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Real impulse response

It will be great if someone can explain me what exactly means "real impulse response". Further more , what is the effect of such a response on ROC (Laplace plane) and in particular if its ...
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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 initial condition of differential equation using Laplace transform transform

I'm confused in solving linear constant coefficients differential equations (LCCDEs) by Laplace transform if initial conditions are given at time just before $t=0$ just after $t=0$ exactly at $t=0$ ...
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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 ...
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How can I find the transfer function of the following block diagram?

I've the following image and I want to find the transfer function from input $x(t)$ to output $y(t)$. I know that I have to apply Laplace Transform, so the integrator becomes $\dfrac{1}{s}$, but I don'...
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How to compute transfer function $G(s) = \exp \left( - \sqrt{s} \right)$ in Matlab / Simulink?

How to compute transfer function $$G(s) = \exp \left( - \sqrt{s} \right)$$ in Matlab / Simulink? I am trying to calculate a PID controller for this function. This function describes heat transfer via ...
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Compute output given input, transfer function and initial conditions

The problem statement is Consider a causal LTI system whose transfer function $H(s)$ is given as $$H(s)=\frac{s+2}{(s+3)(s+4)}$$ Compute the output $y(t)$ for an input $x(t)=e^{-2t}u(t)$ when $y(0)=1$...
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Names of system functions in frequency domain

I was just trying to refresh my systems theory known from long ago, and I realized that I had forgetten the name of the basic functions. Specifically, what are the names of these functions ...
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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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Fourier transform of unit step

I was reading pdf by caltech and in one of its section, Fourier transform of Unit step signal is calculated but I am confused, how this can be possible if region of convergence for Laplace transform ($...
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Finding the system output by convolution

pretty new to this concept, so do bear with me. A linear dynamic system is described by the following differential equation: Transfer function H(s) is calculated to be = I've already found the ...
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Validity of applying Heaviside function for signal processing applications

I wasn't sure if this question was more suitable for math.stackexchange, but I suspect it's more-so a signal processing question (albeit, a theoretical one) than a mathematical one. I am currently ...
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How Can I Add noise to a Frequency Domain Input Signal?

I am new with Matlab and doing some work on Amplifier and Bipolar Shappers Amplifiers. Adding Noise to a Time Domain Signal is quite easy and I have done it multiple time as: ...
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Why does the unit step function not have infinite poles?

Let's say I have a transfer function which is a unit step function. $H(s) = \int_{0}^{∞}e^{-st}dt$ But when we write, $H(s) = 1/s$ it is only true when $Re(s) > 0$ So after we derive the ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I find the transform function, amplitude and frequency response of a digital filter in python?

I have applied a laplace filter mask to an image and now I want to find the amplitude and freqency response of a laplacian filter: [[1,1,1], [1,-8,1], [1,1,1] ]. I know I need to first find the ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...