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**

- Solution via Transfer Function
- Solution via State Space
- Approximate Methods (uses State Space)

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Erik Cheever Department of Engineering Swarthmore College