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Green's Function for Laplace Equation [closed]

I've learned about the definition of green's function, but i'm having trouble when the equation is Laplace equation. Previously, I've learned about the Poisson equation in 2-dimension : $\nabla^2 u=f(\...
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Steady State Solution atom light interaction

I am trying to solve a problem about a differential equation which describes the population of states in a atom-light interaction system. The differential equations are given by: $$i\hbar\dot{c}_g(t)=\...
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What are the real world applications involving Laplace transforms? [closed]

Laplace transform is really interesting. Speaking about Fourier transform, there are many real world applications like we use in removal of noise and Laplace transform is again the extension of ...
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Mechanical impedance and dynamic stiffness of a mass, spring, damper system including Coulomb friction

I'm trying to understand the concepts of mechanical impedance and dynamic stiffness, what do they mean and if/how they differ. Consider the very simple system below: Image curtesy of Joshua ...
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Laplace transform for damped waves

In Zeidler's book on QFT, page 94 there is a definition for a Laplace transform that reads \begin{equation} (\mathcal{L} f)(\mathcal{E}) = \int_0^\infty e^{i\mathcal{E}t/\hbar}f(t) dt, \end{equation} ...
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Is time constant the same for linear system for all time?

I have heard that if you take a measurement $T_1$ and wait, then take another measurement $T_2$ and then find $\Delta T = T_2 - T_1$. Then 63% of $\Delta T$ + $T_1$ will represent the measurement when ...
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Second order linear filter and coefficients sign

Courses on automatics define usually the second order transfer function as $$ H(s) = \frac{1}{s^2/w_n^2 + 2z/w_n s + 1} $$ (see here or here for instance ) However, it assumes that the coefficents $...
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RLC - CLR - RCL Transfer function

I have problem because I don’t understand the difference between CLR RLC and LCR, they are the same no ? They have the same composant just placed in different ways, I did already found the Transfer ...
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Diffusion equation with time-dependent boundary condition

I was trying to solve this 1D diffusion problem \begin{equation} \dfrac{\partial^2 T}{\partial \xi^2} = \dfrac{1}{\kappa_S}\dfrac{\partial T}{\partial t}\, , \label{eq_diff_xi} \end{equation} with ...
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Density of states for 3D simple harmonic oscillator

I have the thermal partition function and the density of states for the 3D simple harmonic oscillator, which are given below $$ Z(\beta) = \frac { 1 } { \left( 2 \sinh \left( \frac { \beta \omega } { ...
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Laplace transform on thermodynamics equation

I'm trying to create a simple model of a single-flash geothermal plant which consist of 3 main parts (flash-separator, turbine, and condenser). Is there any way to create a transfer function using ...
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Why is the Laplace Transform essentially never used when dealing with problems involving resonance?

Both the Laplace Transform and the Fourier Transform can be applied to a PDE, for example the wave equation, and used to derive a solution to the equation. But I never see the Laplace Transform used ...
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Laplace Transform Density of States & Partition function

I am currently going through Pathria's Statistical Mechanics text , and under the Canonical Ensemble description, the author stresses that the partition function of a continuous system is the Laplace ...
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Fourier Transforms of Harmonic Functions

Suppose you are presented with the equation ($D=3$) \begin{equation} \nabla^2 A(x) = \nabla^2 B(x). \end{equation} Decompose $A$ and $B$ into their Fourier components, \begin{equation} A(x) = \int d^...
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Why is there a sudden change in current between $t=0^{-}$ and $t=0^{+}$ when an active inductor is connected in series with a relaxed inductor?

Let us take the following question as an example: For the above question I drew the corresponding Laplace transform diagram, as follows (didn't draw the switch since it basically open circuit after $...
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Difference between Fourier and Laplace transforms in analyzing data

I have a set of displacement-time graphs from an experiment to convert to the frequency domain. Both the Fourier and Laplace transform seem to do this, so what's the difference between them (...
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What is this equation, written on a wall? [closed]

I've also asked this in MathOverflow, but since the equation in question is related to acceleration and physical phenomenon, I figure this is also a good place. I was asked to ID the following, but ...
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Question about the Radiative Transfer Equation (RTE) Phase function term

I am new to this subject. I am trying to understand what is the purpose of the phase function $$ ∂u/∂t=-v∘∇u-v( μ_{a}+μ_{s})u+∫vμ_s p_{s} (Ω^{'}→Ω)u(r,Ω^{'},t)ⅆΩ^{'}+q(r,Ω,t) $$ Were u= angular ...
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Why is the impedance of a resistor the same in time and frequency domains if the Laplace transform of a constant is not the same constant?

I'm sure this is a silly question, but if the Laplace transform of a constant is not a constant, e.g. $$\mathfrak{L}[1] = \frac{1}{s}$$ then how come the impedance of a resistor is the same in the ...
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Solving LR Circuit with Laplace Transform

I have a RLC circuit where the capacitor is connected in parallel with a resistance and inductance in series. The battery is connected "in parallel" with the capacitor and the RL branches. At t=0 the ...
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Express Laplace transform of voltage across a capacitor in terms of charge

In Charge Tunneling Rates in Ultrasmall Junctions section 2.1, the authors consider the problem of charge relaxation in a simple circuit shown in Figure A. The implicitly use an assumption made about ...