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First order unit step response

  1. May 10, 2014 #1
    I think I mostly understand how this works, and it makes intuitive sense. However, I'm a little bit confused by one step in the proving of this.

    On the second page of the attached PDF, there is this statement:

    x' + kx = (r/k + c2)δ(t) ... (followed by the cases of t<0 and t>0

    What comes after δ(t) is easy for me to follow, but I don't know where this δ(t) term comes from. Does this term evaluate to 0? If so, how? I would think it'd evaluate to (r/k + c2) because the (r/k + c2) is independent of t


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  3. May 10, 2014 #2
    Sorry folks. I just read the forum rules, and I think this is probably the wrong forum for such a thread.
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