Missing a step:

1. Apr 15, 2006

Maxwell

I'm not sure why I can't see what step is occuring here, but I could use some help:

$$G(s) = \frac {30}/{(s^2 + 6s +20)}$$

$$H(s) = \frac {k} /{s+8}$$

Characterisic equation: $$1+ G(s)H(s)$$

So,

$$1 + \frac ({30k} /{(s^2+6s+20)(s+8))} = 0$$

Then, the step I'm not sure about:

$$(s^2+6s+20)(s+8) + 30k = 0$$

How do I get to that step? For some reason I can't see the simple algebra that is used.

Last edited: Apr 15, 2006
2. Apr 15, 2006

dav2008

Is this what you meant to write?

It looks like they just multiplied both sides by $$(s^2+6s+20)(s+8)$$

3. Apr 16, 2006

Cyrus

Doing a little controls theory are we? Yep, just mutliply both sides by that.

4. Apr 17, 2006

Maxwell

Yup, control theory. I don't know why I couldn't see that step, I think it's time to take a break. :rofl:

Thanks guys.