Methods of Determining the Transient Response

The previous page introduced the zero input / zero state method for finding the transient response of a system given the defining system differential equation.  However, it a system is more commonly, and conveniently, solved starting from the system transfer function or solved from a state space representation.  Accordingly, this page describes how to find the transient response of a system given one of those more common representations.  It is also possible to find the solution directly from the system differential equation, as demonstrated previously.

Solution Methods


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Erik Cheever       Department of Engineering         Swarthmore College