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Homework Help: A laplace transform

  1. Mar 17, 2009 #1
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    Where to begin when trying to calculate the inverse Laplace transform of [tex]\hat{f}(s)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{s+1}}[/tex]? I know it's tabulated, but I'd like to calculate it without resorting to a tabulated result. Thanks
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  3. Mar 17, 2009 #2


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    A good place to start would be the definition of inverse Laplace Transform...it involves an integral...go ahead and try to do the integration.
  4. Mar 17, 2009 #3

    Tom Mattson

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    More specifically it involves a contour integral. psid, have you taken a course complex analysis? If not then you'll have a hell of a time trying to invert that from scratch.
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