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Laplace Transform - what are some applications?

  1. Jul 30, 2010 #1
    Hey guys,

    I have to do a presentation for my class on the laplace transform and need to know some applications. But so far, all I can find is electrical circuit applications, not much else. So if you guys know of any others tell me about them!

    thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2010 #2

    marcusl

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    They can be used to solve differential equations, and, therefore, any physical problem described by DE's. Carslaw and Jaeger have a book called "Operational Methods in Applied Mathematics" where the Operational Method is Laplace transforms. Apart from electrical applications, they list the following applications in the table of contents:

    Ordinary Linear DE's:
    Dynamical Applications

    Linear Partial DE's
    Conduction of Heat
    Vibrations of Continuous Mechanical Systems
    Hydrodynamics
     
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