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Homework Help: Inverse laplace of a quadratic?

  1. Jan 28, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Y(s)=(s^2+s-6)/(s^2-2s+5)



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried splitting up the bottom into the form (s-1)^2+4, but I can't get the top to factor correctly to make that work. I'm not sure where to go from here, since I can't do partial fractions with the top and bottom being the same order. can anyone help me out?
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2009 #2

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    Here's an advice an engineer gave me, lend the book by schaum called lapalce transforms, it's great for what you need, get my drift. (-:
     
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