# SECOND ORDER LINEAR

ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL
EQUATIONS WITH
CONSTANT COEFFICIENT
LAPLACE
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Theorem 1 : Linearity

Characteristics of Laplace Transform

where | o and
are costants.
o | o = + )} ( ) ( {
2 1
t f t f
| + )} ( {
1
t f
)} ( {
2
t f
L
L L
Theorem 2 : First Shift

). ( )} ( { a s F t f e
at
÷ =
If {f (t)}= F(s), and a is a constant,
then
L
L
Example

Example

PROPERTIES OF INVERSE LAPLACE TRANSFORM
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n
t
n
n
n
ds
d
) 1 (÷
n
n
n
ds
d
) 1 (÷
Theorem 3 : Multiply with

If L {f (t)} = F(s), then for n = 1, 2, 3, ……..

L {
f (t)} =
L {f (t)}

F(s)

=

Example

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) ( )} ( {
1
t f s F =
÷
1 ÷
1 ÷
=
INVERSE LAPLACE TRANSFORMATION
Definition : Inverse Laplace Transform

If L {f (t)} = F(s), so L

L
is known as the operation of
inverse Laplace transform.

Note : L

1
L
Example

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How to apply these techniques in finding
Inverse Laplace transforms?
Step 1 Determine either the given function need these
techniques or not.
Step 2 Apply techniques of partial fraction or completing the
square.
Step 3 Find inverse Laplace transformation for the new
Function.

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METHOD OF PARTIAL FRACTION AND
COMPLETING THE SQUARE
Sometimes, we need to apply technique of partial fraction
and completing the square before we can proceed with
inverse Laplace transformation.
Partial fraction
1. Rational function --> Degree D (s) > N (s)

if not, doing long division first.
2. Factorize D (s) if possible.
3. Refer table of partial fraction.
( )
( )
N s
D s
Completing the square
Example:
2 2
2 2
6 8 ( 3) 1
2 3 ( 1) 2
s s s
s s s
÷ + ÷ ÷ ÷
÷ + ÷ ÷ +
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Partial Fraction
The denominator Partial fraction
ax b +

A
ax b +

2
( ) ax b +

1 2
2
( )
A A
ax b ax b
+
+ +

( )
r
ax b +

1 2
2
( ) ( )
r
r
A A A
ax b ax b ax b
+ + +
+ + +

2
ax bx c + +

2
Ax B
ax bx c
+
+ +

2 2
( ) ax bx c + +

1 1 2 2
2 2 2
( )
A x B A x B
ax bx c ax bx c
+ +
+
+ + + +

2
( )
r
ax bx c + +

1 1 2 2
2 2 2 2
( ) ( )
r r
r
A x B A x B A x B
ax bx c ax bx c ax bx c
+ + +
+ + +
+ + + + + +

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1 ÷
Determine L
Example :
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¹
¹
´
¦
÷ ÷
+
6
1 3
2
s s
s
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Application Laplace Transform to Solve
Nonhomogenous Deferential Equation

) ( )} ( { s Y t y =
L
) 0 ( ) ( )} ( { y s sY t y ÷ =
' L
) 0 ( ) 0 ( ) ( )} ( {
2
y y s s Y s t y
'
÷ ÷ =
' '
L
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Steps of solving :
• Take Laplace transform of both sides of the equation.
• Obtain the algebraic equation for Y(s).
= ) (x y
)} ( {
1
s Y
÷
= ) (t y
)} ( {
1
s Y
÷
• Solve for Y(s).
• Take the inverse Laplace transform to get :

L
or
L
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Solve
, 4 2 = ÷ y
dt
dy
given y(0) = 1. 1.
2.
t
e y
dt
dy
dt
y d
3
2
2
2 2 3 = + ÷ given y(0) = 5 and y’(0) = 7.
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Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace
(1745-1827)