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Homework Help: Inverse laplace transform

  1. Apr 19, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Hi all,

    I'm struggling to find the Inverse Laplace transform of the following function:

    F(s) = (1+ 4e(-s) - 5e(-3s)) / s(s2 + 11s + 55), where F(s) is a Laplace transform

    Solution should be in terms of complex exponentials and unit step functions.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    After attempting I got a solution in terms of complex co-efficients, complex exponential functions and heaviside step functions. A part of my solution is:

    (1/55) - (3 - i*sqrt(11))/330*exp(*-0.5(11 - 3i*sqrt(11))*t) - .....
    -(2(3 - i*sqrt(11))/165)*exp(0.5(11 + 3i*sqrt(11))*(1-t))*u(t-1)...
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  3. Apr 19, 2012 #2
    Anyone have an idea?
  4. Apr 20, 2012 #3

    Ray Vickson

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    Can you find G(t), the inverse Laplace of g(s) = 1/D(s), where D(s) = s*(s^2 + 11s + 55)? Do you know how to find the inverse Laplace transform of h(s) = exp(-as)/g(s) in terms of the function G(.)? (Hint: think standard properties of Laplace transforms; use Google if needed.)

    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
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