# Queries in control system

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1. Jun 20, 2016

### srinaath

i have few queries regarding control system in electrical engineering.....
1)transfer function is defined for linear system ? why is that so....
2)why transfer function is defined with zero initial condition....why not with initial condition

2. Jun 20, 2016

### LvW

A transfer function is the output-to-input signal ratio. Such a ratio can be defined for equal signals forms only.
(Can you divide a triangle form by a sinus signal?).
The output signal form is equal to the form of the input signal for linear systems only.