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Homework Help: Another derive

  1. May 18, 2008 #1

    expanding out i just inputed

    EXPAND((5·s^2 - 20·s + 36)/((s - 2)·(s^2 - 4·s + 20)), Rational, s)

    but trying to L[tex]^{-1}[/tex] does anyone have any ideas?

    i tried

    LAPLACE((5·s^2 - 20·s + 36)/((s - 2)·(s^2 - 4·s + 20), t, S)·s  Real (0, ∞)

    should i just do it by its parts or can i do it whole?
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  3. May 18, 2008 #2


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    First decompose that expression into partial fractions. Then apply the inverse Laplace transform to the individual fraction expressions. In general that's how you find the inverse Laplace transform for complicated expressions.
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