Monday Math 103

The Laplace Transform

Part 4: Powers

Let us now find the Laplace transform for powers of t; letting f(t)=tr, we use the definition of the Laplace transform to find:
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with as the region of convergence.
Using the u-substitution u=st,
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You should recognise this last integral as the gamma function of r+1, and so
,
and so we see that it is necessary that r not be a negative integer. If r is a non-negative integer n, then we have
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Note also that r=0 gives a transform of 1/s, which is what we previously found for the Laplace transform of a constant.
Setting , and using , we see
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Similarly, since ,
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3 Responses to “Monday Math 103”

  1. Monday Math 105 « Twisted One 151's Weblog Says:

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  2. Monday Math 107 « Twisted One 151's Weblog Says:

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