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Homework Help: Laplace transform

  1. Sep 21, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Wondering if I did this correctly..

    Find the laplace transform:
    $$z(t)=e^{-6t}sin(\omega_{1}t)+e^{4t}cos(\omega_{2}t)$$ for ##t\geq 0##

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    For the first part, I assume I can do this, but I'm not too sure. This is my main question, am I allowed to do this?
    Which gives me:
    $$\frac{\omega _{1}}{s^{2}+\omega _{1}^{2}}=\frac{\omega _{1}}{(s-4)^{2}+\omega _{1}^{2}}$$

    I figure since:
    I can do the above?

    Sorry if this question is stupid, I haven't done laplace transforms in a long time.
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  3. Sep 21, 2014 #2


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    Yes. But I wouldn't write ##\frac{\omega _{1}}{s^{2}+\omega _{1}^{2}}=\frac{\omega _{1}}{(s-4)^{2}+\omega _{1}^{2}}## because those aren't equal. Instead write
    $$\mathcal{L}(e^{4t}\sin(\omega_1t))=\frac{\omega _1}{(s-4)^2+\omega _1^2}$$
    [Edit] Not sure why that won't render. Or why it is boldface.
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  4. Sep 21, 2014 #3


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    Try editing using the BBCode editor instead of the default rich text editor - there should be a little icon at the top right that lets you switch to that mode, and you'll see some bogus boldface tags mixed up in your latex.

    It is, aside from being in boldface, rendering properly. You just have to refresh the page to get it to render.
  5. Sep 21, 2014 #4
    Right, I didn't mean to do that. That's all I needed.

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