INTRODUCTION
Definition
Transforms  a mathematical conversion
from one way of thinking to another to
make a problem easier to solve
transform
solution
in transform
way of
thinking
inverse
transform
solution
in original
way of
thinking
problem
in original
way of
thinking
2. Transforms
Laplace
transform
solution
in
s domain
inverse
Laplace
transform
solution
in time
domain
problem
in time
domain
Other transforms
Fourier
ztransform
wavelets
2. Transforms
All those signals.
A
m
p
l
i
t
u
d
e
time
discrete continuous discretetime
analog signal
w(nT
s
)
T
s
sampling
discrete discrete discretetime
digital signal
C
n
111
110
101
100
011
010
001
000
sampling
Time Amplitude Signal
w(t)
continuous continuous continuoustime
analog signal
w(t)
discrete continuous discretetime
sequence
w[n]
n=0 1 2 3 4 5
indexing
..and all those transforms
Continuoustime
analog signal
w(t)
Discretetime
analog sequence
w [n]
Sample in time,
period = T
s
e=2tf
O = e T
s
,
scale
amplitude
by 1/T
s
Sample in
frequency,
O = 2tn/N,
N = Length
of sequence
Continuous
Fourier
Transform
W(f)
s s
}
f 
dt e w(t)
ft 2 j  t
Discrete
Fourier
Transform
W(k)
1 0
e [n] w
1
0 = n
N
nk 2
j 
s s
N k
N
t
DiscreteTime
Fourier
Transform
W(O)
t 2 0
e [n] w
 = n
j 
s O s
On
Laplace
Transform
W(s)
s s
}
s 
dt e w(t)
0
st
zTransform
W(z)
s s
z
= n
n 
z [n] w
z = e
jO
s = je
e=2tf
C
C
C
C
C
D
D
D
C
Continuousvariable
Discretevariable
Laplace transformation
linear
differential
equation
time
domain
solution
Laplace
transformed
equation
Laplace
solution
time domain
Laplace domain or
complex frequency domain
algebra
Laplace transform
inverse Laplace
transform
4. Laplace transforms
Basic Tool For Continuous Time:
Laplace Transform
Convert timedomain functions and operations into
frequencydomain
f(t) F(s) (teR, seC)
Linear differential equations (LDE) algebraic expression
in Complex plane
Graphical solution for key LDE characteristics
Discrete systems use the analogous ztransform
}
= =
0
) ( ) ( )] ( [ dt e t f s F t f
st
L
The Complex Plane (review)
Imaginary axis (j)
Real axis
jy x u + =
x
y

r
r

jy x u =
(complex) conjugate
y
2 2
1
   
tan
y x u r u
x
y
u
+ =
= Z

Laplace Transforms of Common
Functions
Name f(t) F(s)
Impulse
Step
Ramp
Exponential
Sine
1
s
1
2
1
s
a s
1
2 2
1
s + e
1 ) ( = t f
t t f = ) (
at
e t f = ) (
) sin( ) ( t t f e =
>
=
=
0 0
0 1
) (
t
t
t f
Laplace Transform Properties
   
) ( lim ) ( lim
) ( lim ) 0 (
) ( ) ( )
) (
1 ) (
) (
) 0 ( ) ( ) (
) ( ) ( )] ( ) ( [
0
0
2 1 2 1
0
2 1 2 1
s sF t f 
s sF f 
s F s F d ( )f (t f
dt t f
s s
s F
dt t f L
f s sF t f
dt
d
L
s bF s aF t bf t af L
s t
s
t
t
=
=
= +
=
+ =
=
(
=
}
} }
theorem value Final
theorem value Initial
n Convolutio
n Integratio
ation Differenti
caling Addition/S
LAPLACE TRANSFORMS
SIMPLE TRANSFORMATIONS
Transforms (1 of 11)
Impulse  o (t
o
)
F(s) =
0
e
st
o (t
o
) dt
= e
st
o
f(t)
t
o (to)
4. Laplace transforms
Transforms (2 of 11)
Step  u (t
o
)
F(s) =
0
e
st
u (to) dt
= e
st
o
/s
f(t)
t
u (to)
1
4. Laplace transforms
Transforms (3 of 11)
e
at
F(s) =
0
e
st
e
at
dt
= 1/(s+a)
4. Laplace transforms
Transforms (4 of 11)
f
1
(t) f
2
(t)
a f(t)
e
at
f(t)
f(t  T)
f(t/a)
F
1
(s) F
2
(s)
a F(s)
F(sa)
e
Ts
F(as)
a F(as)
Linearity
Constant multiplication
Complex shift
Real shift
Scaling
4. Laplace transforms
Transforms (5 of 11)
Most mathematical handbooks have tables
of Laplace transforms
4. Laplace transforms
Table of Laplace
Transforms
Definition of Laplace transform
}
=
0
dt t f e t f L
st
) ( )} ( {
)} ( { ) (
1
s F L t f
= )} ( { ) ( t f L s F =
1
n
t
1
!
+ n
s
n
at
e
a s
1
t e sin
2 2
e
e
+ s
t e cos
2 2
e + s
s
s
1
Translation and Derivative Table for
Laplace Transforms
First translation and derivative theorems
) (t f e
at
) ( a s F
) (t f t
n
) ( ) 1 ( s F
ds
d
n
n
n
) ( ' t f
) 0 ( ) ( f s sF
) ( ' ' t f
) 0 ( ' ) 0 ( ) (
2
f sf s F s
) ( ' ' ' t f
) 0 ( ' ' ) 0 ( ' ) 0 ( ) (
2 3
f sf f s s F s
( ) { } s F L t f
1
= ) (
( ) { } ) (t f L s F =
Unit step and Dirac delta function
Unit step and Dirac delta function
) ( a t u
s
e
as
) ( ) ( a t u t f )} ( { a t f L e
as
+
) ( ) ( a t u a t f
) (s F e
as
) ( a t o
as
e
( ) { } s F L t f
1
= ) (
( ) { } ) (t f L s F =
Convolution theorem
Convolution theorem
( ) { } s F L t f
1
= ) (
( ) { } ) (t f L s F =
}
= 
t
d t g f t g t f
0
t t t ) ( ) ( ) ( ) (
) ( ) ( s G s F
LAPLACE TRANSFORMS
SOLUTION PROCESS
Solution process (1 of 8)
Any nonhomogeneous linear differential
equation with constant coefficients can be
solved with the following procedure, which
reduces the solution to algebra
4. Laplace transforms
Solution process (2 of 8)
Step 1: Put differential equation into
standard form
D
2
y + 2D y + 2y = cos t
y(0) = 1
D y(0) = 0
Solution process (3 of 8)
Step 2: Take the Laplace transform of both
sides
L{D
2
y} + L{2D y} + L{2y} = L{cos t}
Solution process (4 of 8)
Step 3: Use table of transforms to express
equation in sdomain
L{D
2
y} + L{2D y} + L{2y} = L{cos e t}
L{D
2
y} = s
2
Y(s)  sy(0)  D y(0)
L{2D y} = 2[ s Y(s)  y(0)]
L{2y} = 2 Y(s)
L{cos t} = s/(s
2
+ 1)
s
2
Y(s)  s + 2s Y(s)  2 + 2 Y(s) = s /(s
2
+ 1)
Solution process (5 of 8)
Step 4: Solve for Y(s)
s
2
Y(s)  s + 2s Y(s)  2 + 2 Y(s) = s/(s
2
+ 1)
(s
2
+ 2s + 2) Y(s) = s/(s
2
+ 1) + s + 2
Y(s) = [s/(s
2
+ 1) + s + 2]/ (s
2
+ 2s + 2)
= (s
3
+ 2 s
2
+ 2s + 2)/[(s
2
+ 1) (s
2
+ 2s + 2)]
Solution process (6 of 8)
Step 5: Expand equation into format covered by
table
Y(s) = (s
3
+ 2 s
2
+ 2s + 2)/[(s
2
+ 1) (s
2
+ 2s + 2)]
= (As + B)/ (s
2
+ 1) + (Cs + E)/ (s
2
+ 2s + 2)
(A+C)s
3
+ (2A + B + E) s
2
+ (2A + 2B + C)s + (2B
+E)
Equate similar terms
1 = A + C
2 = 2A + B + E
2 = 2A + 2B + C
2 = 2B + E
A = 0.2, B = 0.4, C = 0.8, E = 1.2
Solution process (7 of 8)
(0.2s + 0.4)/ (s
2
+ 1)
= 0.2 s/ (s
2
+ 1) + 0.4 / (s
2
+ 1)
(0.8s + 1.2)/ (s
2
+ 2s + 2)
= 0.8 (s+1)/[(s+1)
2
+ 1] + 0.4/ [(s+1)
2
+ 1]
Solution process (8 of 8)
Step 6: Use table to convert sdomain to
time domain
0.2 s/ (s
2
+ 1) becomes 0.2 cos t
0.4 / (s
2
+ 1) becomes 0.4 sin t
0.8 (s+1)/[(s+1)
2
+ 1] becomes 0.8 e
t
cos t
0.4/ [(s+1)
2
+ 1] becomes 0.4 e
t
sin t
y(t) = 0.2 cos t + 0.4 sin t + 0.8 e
t
cos t + 0.4
e
t
sin t
LAPLACE TRANSFORMS
PARTIAL FRACTION EXPANSION
Definition
Definition  Partial fractions are several
fractions whose sum equals a given fraction
Example 
(11x  1)/(x
2
 1) = 6/(x+1) + 5/(x1)
= [6(x1) +5(x+1)]/[(x+1)(x1))]
=(11x  1)/(x
2
 1)
Purpose  Working with transforms requires
breaking complex fractions into simpler
fractions to allow use of tables of transforms
Partial Fraction Expansions
3 2 ) 3 ( ) 2 (
1
+
+
+
=
+ +
+
s
B
s
A
s s
s
Expand into a term for
each factor in the
denominator.
Recombine RHS
Equate terms in s and
constant terms. Solve.
Each term is in a form so
that inverse Laplace
transforms can be
applied.
( )
) 3 ( ) 2 (
2 ) 3 (
) 3 ( ) 2 (
1
+ +
+ + +
=
+ +
+
s s
s B s A
s s
s
3
2
2
1
) 3 ( ) 2 (
1
+
+
+
=
+ +
+
s s s s
s
1 = +B A 1 2 3 = + B A
Example of Solution of an ODE
0 ) 0 ( ' ) 0 ( 2 8 6
2
2
= = = + + y y y
dt
dy
dt
y d
ODE w/initial conditions
Apply Laplace transform
to each term
Solve for Y(s)
Apply partial fraction
expansion
Apply inverse Laplace
transform to each term
s s Y s Y s s Y s / 2 ) ( 8 ) ( 6 ) (
2
= + +
) 4 ( ) 2 (
2
) (
+ +
=
s s s
s Y
) 4 ( 4
1
) 2 ( 2
1
4
1
) (
+
+
+
+ =
s s s
s Y
4 2 4
1
) (
4 2 t t
e e
t y
+ =
Different terms of 1st degree
To separate a fraction into partial fractions
when its denominator can be divided into
different terms of first degree, assume an
unknown numerator for each fraction
Example 
(11x1)/(X
2
 1) = A/(x+1) + B/(x1)
= [A(x1) +B(x+1)]/[(x+1)(x1))]
A+B=11
A+B=1
A=6, B=5
Repeated terms of 1st degree (1 of 2)
When the factors of the denominator are of
the first degree but some are repeated,
assume unknown numerators for each
factor
If a term is present twice, make the fractions
the corresponding term and its second power
If a term is present three times, make the
fractions the term and its second and third
powers
3. Partial fractions
Repeated terms of 1st degree (2 of 2)
Example 
(x
2
+3x+4)/(x+1)
3
=
A/(x+1) + B/(x+1)
2
+
C/(x+1)
3
x
2
+3x+4 = A(x+1)
2
+ B(x+1) + C
= Ax
2
+ (2A+B)x + (A+B+C)
A=1
2A+B = 3
A+B+C = 4
A=1, B=1, C=2
3. Partial fractions
Different quadratic terms
When there is a quadratic term, assume a
numerator of the form Ax + B
Example 
1/[(x+1) (x
2
+ x + 2)] = A/(x+1) + (Bx +C)/ (x
2
+
x + 2)
1 = A (x
2
+ x + 2) + Bx(x+1) + C(x+1)
1 = (A+B) x
2
+ (A+B+C)x +(2A+C)
A+B=0
A+B+C=0
2A+C=1
A=0.5, B=0.5, C=0
3. Partial fractions
Repeated quadratic terms
Example 
1/[(x+1) (x
2
+ x + 2)
2
] = A/(x+1) + (Bx +C)/ (x
2
+ x + 2) + (Dx +E)/ (x
2
+ x + 2)
2
1 = A(x
2
+ x + 2)
2
+ Bx(x+1) (x
2
+ x + 2) +
C(x+1) (x
2
+ x + 2) + Dx(x+1) + E(x+1)
A+B=0
2A+2B+C=0
5A+3B+2C+D=0
4A+2B+3C+D+E=0
4A+2C+E=1
A=0.25, B=0.25, C=0, D=0.5, E=0
3. Partial fractions
Apply Initial and FinalValue
Theorems to this Example
Laplace
transform of the
function.
Apply finalvalue
theorem
Apply initial
value theorem
) 4 ( ) 2 (
2
) (
+ +
=
s s s
s Y
 
4
1
) 4 0 ( ) 2 0 ( ) 0 (
) 0 ( 2
) ( lim =
+ +
=
t f
t
  0
) 4 ( ) 2 ( ) (
) ( 2
) ( lim
0
=
+ +
=
t f
t
LAPLACE TRANSFORMS
TRANSFER FUNCTIONS
Introduction
Definition  a transfer function is an
expression that relates the output to the
input in the sdomain
differential
equation
r(t)
y(t)
transfer
function
r(s)
y(s)
5. Transfer functions
Transfer Function
Definition
H(s) = Y(s) / X(s)
Relates the output of a linear system (or
component) to its input
Describes how a linear system responds to
an impulse
All linear operations allowed
Scaling, addition, multiplication
H(s) X(s) Y(s)
Block Diagrams
Pictorially expresses flows and relationships
between elements in system
Blocks may recursively be systems
Rules
Cascaded (nonloading) elements: convolution
Summation and difference elements
Can simplify
Typical block diagram
control
G
c
(s)
plant
G
p
(s)
feedback
H(s)
prefilter
G
1
(s)
postfilter
G
2
(s)
reference input, R(s)
error, E(s)
plant inputs, U(s)
output, Y(s)
feedback, H(s)Y(s)
5. Transfer functions
Example
v(t)
R
C
L
v(t) = R I(t) + 1/C I(t) dt + L di(t)/dt
V(s) = [R I(s) + 1/(C s) I(s) + s L I(s)]
Note: Ignore initial conditions
5. Transfer functions
Block diagram and transfer function
V(s)
= (R + 1/(C s) + s L ) I(s)
= (C L s
2
+ C R s + 1 )/(C s) I(s)
I(s)/V(s) = C s / (C L s
2
+ C R s + 1 )
C s / (C L s
2
+ C R s + 1 )
V(s) I(s)
5. Transfer functions
Block diagram reduction rules
G
1
G
2
G
1
G
2
U Y U Y
G
1
G
2
U
Y +
+
G
1
+ G
2
U Y
G
1
G
2
U
Y +

G
1
/(1+G
1
G
2
)
U Y
Series
Parallel
Feedback
5. Transfer functions
Rational Laplace Transforms
m
s F s A s
s F s B s
b s b s b s B
a s a s a s A
s B
s A
s F
m
m
n
n
poles # system of Order
complex are zeroes and Poles
(So, : Zeroes
(So, : Poles
= =
= =
= =
+ + + =
+ + + =
=
) 0 *) ( 0 *) ( *
) *) ( 0 *) ( *
... ) (
... ) (
) (
) (
) (
0 1
0 1
First Order System
Reference
) (s Y
) (s R
E
) (s E
1
) (s B
) (s U
sT + 1
1
K
sT
K
sT K
K
s R
s Y
+
~
+ +
=
1 1 ) (
) (
First Order System
Impulse
response
Exponential
Step response Step,
exponential
Ramp response Ramp, step,
exponential
1 sT
K
+
/ 1
2
T s
KT

s
KT

s
K
+
/ 1 T s
K

s
K
+
No oscillations (as seen by poles)
Second Order System
: frequency natural Undamped
where : ratio Damping
(ie, part imaginary zero  non have poles if Oscillates
: response Impulse
J
K
JK B
B
B
JK B
s s K Bs Js
K
s R
s Y
N
c
c
N N
N
=
= =
<
+ +
=
+ +
=
e
e e
e
2
) 0 4
2 ) (
) (
2
2 2
2
2
Second Order System: Parameters
n oscillatio the of frequency the gives
frequency natural undamped of tion Interpreta
0) Im 0, (Re Overdamped 1
Im) (Re d Underdampe
0) Im 0, (Re n oscillatio Undamped
ratio damping of tion Interpreta
N
e
= = s
= = < <
= = =
:
0 : 1 0
: 0
Transient Response Characteristics
state steady of % specified within stays time Settling :
reached is value peak which at Time :
value state steady reach first until delay time Rise :
value state steady of 50% reach until Delay :
=
=
s
p
r
d
t
t
t
t
0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3
0.25
0.5
0.75
1
1.25
1.5
1.75
2
r
t
o v e r s h o o t m a x i m u m=
p
M
p
t
s
t
d
t
Transient Response
Estimates the shape of the curve based on
the foregoing points on the x and y axis
Typically applied to the following inputs
Impulse
Step
Ramp
Quadratic (Parabola)
Effect of pole locations
Faster Decay Faster Blowup
Oscillations
(higherfreq)
Im(s)
Re(s)
(e
at
)
(e
at
)
Basic Control Actions: u(t)
: control al Differenti
: control Integral
: control al Proportion
s K
s E
s U
t e
dt
d
K t u
s
K
s E
s U
dt t e K t u
K
s E
s U
t e K t u
d d
i
t
i
p p
= =
= =
= =
}
) (
) (
) ( ) (
) (
) (
) ( ) (
) (
) (
) ( ) (
0
Effect of Control Actions
Proportional Action
Adjustable gain (amplifier)
Integral Action
Eliminates bias (steadystate error)
Can cause oscillations
Derivative Action (rate control)
Effective in transient periods
Provides faster response (higher sensitivity)
Never used alone
Basic Controllers
Proportional control is often used by itself
Integral and differential control are typically
used in combination with at least proportional
control
eg, Proportional Integral (PI) controller:


.

\

+ = + = =
s T
K
s
K
K
s E
s U
s G
i
p
I
p
1
1
) (
) (
) (
Summary of Basic Control
Proportional control
Multiply e(t) by a constant
PI control
Multiply e(t) and its integral by separate constants
Avoids bias for step
PD control
Multiply e(t) and its derivative by separate constants
Adjust more rapidly to changes
PID control
Multiply e(t), its derivative and its integral by separate constants
Reduce bias and react quickly
Rootlocus Analysis
Based on characteristic eqn of closedloop transfer
function
Plot location of roots of this eqn
Same as poles of closedloop transfer function
Parameter (gain) varied from 0 to
Multiple parameters are ok
Vary onebyone
Plot a root contour (usually for 23 params)
Quickly get approximate results
Range of parameters that gives desired response
LAPLACE TRANSFORMS
LAPLACE APPLICATIONS
Initial value
In the initial value of f(t) as t approaches 0
is given by
f(0 ) = Lim s F(s)
s
f(t) = e
t
F(s) = 1/(s+1)
f(0 ) = Lim s /(s+1) = 1
s
Example
6. Laplace applications
Final value
In the final value of f(t) as t approaches
is given by
f(0 ) = Lim s F(s)
s 0
f(t) = e
t
F(s) = 1/(s+1)
f(0 ) = Lim s /(s+1) = 0
s 0
Example
6. Laplace applications
Apply Initial and FinalValue
Theorems to this Example
Laplace
transform of the
function.
Apply finalvalue
theorem
Apply initial
value theorem
) 4 ( ) 2 (
2
) (
+ +
=
s s s
s Y
 
4
1
) 4 0 ( ) 2 0 ( ) 0 (
) 0 ( 2
) ( lim =
+ +
=
t f
t
  0
) 4 ( ) 2 ( ) (
) ( 2
) ( lim
0
=
+ +
=
t f
t
Poles
The poles of a Laplace function are the
values of s that make the Laplace function
evaluate to infinity. They are therefore the
roots of the denominator polynomial
10 (s + 2)/[(s + 1)(s + 3)] has a pole at s =
1 and a pole at s = 3
Complex poles always appear in complex
conjugate pairs
The transient response of system is
determined by the location of poles
6. Laplace applications
Zeros
The zeros of a Laplace function are the
values of s that make the Laplace function
evaluate to zero. They are therefore the
zeros of the numerator polynomial
10 (s + 2)/[(s + 1)(s + 3)] has a zero at s =
2
Complex zeros always appear in complex
conjugate pairs
6. Laplace applications
Stability
A system is stable if bounded inputs
produce bounded outputs
The complex splane is divided into two
regions: the stable region, which is the left
half of the plane, and the unstable region,
which is the right half of the splane
splane
stable unstable
x
x
x x x
x
x
je
o
LAPLACE TRANSFORMS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
Introduction
Many problems can be thought of in the
time domain, and solutions can be
developed accordingly.
Other problems are more easily thought of
in the frequency domain.
A technique for thinking in the frequency
domain is to express the system in terms
of a frequency response
7. Frequency response
Definition
The response of the system to a sinusoidal
signal. The output of the system at each
frequency is the result of driving the system
with a sinusoid of unit amplitude at that
frequency.
The frequency response has both amplitude
and phase
7. Frequency response
Process
The frequency response is computed by
replacing s with j e in the transfer function
f(t) = e
t
F(s) = 1/(s+1)
Example
F(j e) = 1/(j e +1)
Magnitude = 1/SQRT(1 + e
2
)
Magnitude in dB = 20 log
10
(magnitude)
Phase = argument = ATAN2( e, 1)
magnitude in dB
e
7. Frequency response
Graphical methods
Frequency response is a graphical method
Polar plot  difficult to construct
Corner plot  easy to construct
7. Frequency response
Constant K
+180
o
+90
o
0
o
270
o
180
o
90
o
60 dB
40 dB
20 dB
0 dB
20 dB
40 dB
60 dB
magnitude
phase
0.1 1 10 100
e, radians/sec
20 log
10
K
arg K
7. Frequency response
Simple pole or zero at origin, 1/ (je)
n
+180
o
+90
o
0
o
270
o
180
o
90
o
60 dB
40 dB
20 dB
0 dB
20 dB
40 dB
60 dB
magnitude
phase
0.1 1 10 100
e, radians/sec
1/ e
1/ e
2
1/ e
3
1/ e
1/ e
2
1/ e
3
G(s) = e
n
2
/(s
2
+ 2o e
n
s + e
n
2
)
Simple pole or zero, 1/(1+je)
+180
o
+90
o
0
o
270
o
180
o
90
o
60 dB
40 dB
20 dB
0 dB
20 dB
40 dB
60 dB
magnitude
phase
0.1 1 10 100
eT
7. Frequency response
Error in asymptotic approximation
eT
0.01
0.1
0.5
0.76
1.0
1.31
1.73
2.0
5.0
10.0
dB
0
0.043
1
2
3
4.3
6.0
7.0
14.2
20.3
arg (deg)
0.5
5.7
26.6
37.4
45.0
52.7
60.0
63.4
78.7
84.3
7. Frequency response
Quadratic pole or zero
+180
o
+90
o
0
o
270
o
180
o
90
o
60 dB
40 dB
20 dB
0 dB
20 dB
40 dB
60 dB
magnitude
phase
0.1 1 10 100
eT
7. Frequency response
Transfer Functions
Defined as G(s) = Y(s)/U(s)
Represents a normalized model of a process,
i.e., can be used with any input.
Y(s) and U(s) are both written in deviation
variable form.
The form of the transfer function indicates the
dynamic behavior of the process.
Derivation of a Transfer Function
T F F T F T F
dt
dT
M ) (
2 1 2 2 1 1
+ + =
Dynamic model of
CST thermal
mixer
Apply deviation
variables
Equation in terms
of deviation
variables.
0 2 2 0 1 1 0
T T T T T T T T T = A = A = A
T F F T F T F
dt
T d
M A + A + A =
A
) (
2 1 2 2 1 1
Derivation of a Transfer Function
 
2 1
1
1
) (
) (
) (
F F s M
F
s T
s T
s G
+ +
= =
Apply Laplace transform
to each term considering
that only inlet and outlet
temperatures change.
Determine the transfer
function for the effect of
inlet temperature
changes on the outlet
temperature.
Note that the response
is first order.
 
2 1
2 2 1 1
) ( ) (
) (
F F s M
s T F s T F
s T
+ +
+
=
Poles of the Transfer Function
Indicate the Dynamic Response
For a, b, c, and d positive constants, transfer
function indicates exponential decay, oscillatory
response, and exponential growth, respectively.
) ( ) ( ) (
) (
2
d s
C
c bs s
B
a s
A
s Y
+
+ +
+
+
=
dt pt at
e C t e B e A t y
'
+
'
+
'
=
) sin( ) ( e
) ( ) ( ) (
1
) (
2
d s c bs s a s
s G
+ + +
=
Poles on a Complex Plane
Re
Im
Exponential Decay
Re
Im
Time
y
Damped Sinusoidal
Re
Im
Time
y
Exponentially Growing Sinusoidal
Behavior (Unstable)
Re
Im
Time
y
What Kind of Dynamic Behavior?
Re
Im
Unstable Behavior
If the output of a process grows without
bound for a bounded input, the process is
referred to a unstable.
If the real portion of any pole of a transfer
function is positive, the process
corresponding to the transfer function is
unstable.
If any pole is located in the right half plane,
the process is unstable.