Hi, I am trying to take the inverse laplace transform from (Signal and System

with Matlab Application by Steven T. Karris)

I(s) = (s^2+2*s-1)/(2*s^3+9*s^2+6*s+3)

I use the residue command

>> n = [1 2 -1];

>> d = [2 9 6 3];

>> [r,p,k] = residue(n,d)

r =

0.24020 + 0.00000i

0.12990 + 0.23250i

0.12990 - 0.23250i

p =

-3.81700 + 0.00000i

-0.34150 + 0.52570i

-0.34150 - 0.52570i

k = [](0x0)

from this I got the inverse laplace transform of

*0.24*exp(-3.8*t)+exp(-0.34*t)(0.26*cos(0.53*t)-0.46*sin(0.53*t)*

In the book, he got answer of

*0.48*exp(-3.8*t)+exp(-0.34*t)(0.52*cos(0.53*t)-0.92*sin(0.53*t)

*

which is just a factor of 2 from my solution. In the book he did not use

the residue command.

He did it partial fraction expansion:

(s^2+2*s-1)/(s+3.817)*(s^2+0.683*s+0.393) =

r1/(s+3.817)+(r2*s+r3)/(s^2+0.683*s+0.393)

found r1 = 0.48, r2 = 0.52, r3 = -0.31, thus

0.48/(s+3.817)+(0.52*s-0.31)/(s^2+0.683*s+0.393)

He got the answer as (a scale factor of 2 from my solution).

0.48*exp(-3.82*t)-0.93*exp(-0.34*t)*sin(0.53*t)+0.53*exp(-0.34*t)*cos(0.53*t)

But which one is correct? I checked both ways of doing it and they seem to

be correct. What am I doing wrong here?

Thanks for the help in advance.

Anthony

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