The values of the elements of an RLC circuit are given. Solve the initial value problems.
L=1, R=0, C=10^-4; e(t)=100 if 0<=t<2pi: e(t)=0 if t>=2pi

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- raffle_snaffle

So i was working on this problem about 10 min ago. I am having a hard time determining e(t). Can you please help me find e(t). Once I obtain e(t) I can solve the equations for f(t)

- raffle_snaffle

Do we use this piecewise function to determine e(t) |dw:1401498254051:dw|

- anonymous

I'm at a bit of a disadvantage here with the physics concepts, but I'll give it a shot.
As I see it, the diff. eq. is
\[\frac{dI}{dt}+10^4\int_0^t I(\tau)~d\tau=E(t)\]
and \(E(t)\) is defined as
\[E(t)=\begin{cases}100&\text{for }0\le t<2\pi\\0&\text{for }t\ge2\pi\end{cases}\]
and with initial value \(I(0)=0\). Have I interpreted this correctly?

- raffle_snaffle

This looks very familiar. We did one of these RLC circuits in class together. Looking back at my notes I am a bit lost...

- raffle_snaffle

But that is what i did, not sure how to proceed after defining E(t) as the piecewise function

- anonymous

Taking the Laplace transform of both sides is the way to go here, but let's focus on the RHS first:
\[\large\mathcal{L}\left\{E(t)\right\}=\int_0^\infty e^{-st}E(t)~dt\]
\(E(t)=0\) for \(t\ge2\pi\) and \(E(t)=100\) for \(t<2\pi\), so we can reduce to
\[\large \mathcal{L}\left\{E(t)\right\}=100\int_0^{2\pi} e^{-st}~dt=100\cdot\frac{1-e^{-2\pi s}}{s}\]

- anonymous

You were on the right track with the step function idea - you can definitely express \(E(t)\) in terms of \(u(t-c)\):
\[E(t)=100u(2\pi-t)\]

- raffle_snaffle

we have to change that 2pi-t because we can't take the LT

- raffle_snaffle

so would it be 100-u(t-2pi)

- raffle_snaffle

But if I was to use the unit step function how to identify the equation you have there E(t)=100u(2pi-t)?

- anonymous

Actually, if you want to write it in terms of \(t-2\pi\), the change would be
\[E(t)=100-100u(t-2\pi)\]
But that's not that important. Using the definition, you can find the same answer without having to memorize any formulas (other than the integral definition).

- raffle_snaffle

I was looking at my notes... my instructor went over the definition of the LT so I understand what you did up top with the integral sign. It's just a way I am not use to when finding the laplace transform.

- raffle_snaffle

Can we solve this using the definition of the Laplace transform? What you showed me fist?

- raffle_snaffle

I think it would help me understand this LT better by using the definiton first because in all these mass spring system or RLC circuits we been using the unit step function

- anonymous

Yeah I'll continue with my method, but if you still want to know how to extract the unit step function expression, I can help you figure that out too.

- raffle_snaffle

yeah we can do that later.

- myininaya

I think I got a different result.

- myininaya

I based my result off these notes:
http://calculus7.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/rlc.rtf

- myininaya

After I found Q
Then I used Q'=i
to use my condition i(0)=0

- myininaya

i also did it without laplace

- myininaya

which you can

- anonymous

Okay, so we have
\[\frac{dI}{dt}+10^4\int_0^t I(\tau)~d\tau=E(t)\]
with
\[E(t)=\begin{cases}100&\text{for }0\le t<2\pi\\0&\text{for }t\ge2\pi\end{cases}\]
and with initial value \(I(0)=0\).
Taking the LT of both sides:
\[\begin{align*}
\mathcal{L}\left\{\frac{dI}{dt}+10^4\int_0^t I(\tau)~d\tau\right\}&=\frac{100(1-e^{-2\pi s})}{s}\\
\left(sF(s)-I(0)\right)+10^4\frac{F(s)}{s}&=\cdots\\
\left(s+\frac{10^4}{s}\right)F(s)&=\frac{100(1-e^{-2\pi s})}{s}\\
\left(s^2+10^4\right)F(s)&=100(1-e^{-2\pi s})\\
F(s)&=\frac{100(1-e^{-2\pi s})}{s^2+10^4}
\end{align*}\]

- myininaya

We have Q''+10^4Q=100
first find homogenous solution to Q''+10^4Q=0
then find the particular solution
I chose to use general form Q=At^2+Bt+C to get there

- anonymous

^^ yup that method works too. I assumed this was a LT question based on previous questions.

- raffle_snaffle

okay thanks @SithsAndGiggles that makes a lot of sense.

- raffle_snaffle

If I am not able to identify the equation using the unit step function I can always use the definition of the laplace transform?

- myininaya

Yea there looks like a ton of laplace going on in those notes I posted

- anonymous

Yes, the integral from the definition would be reduced to a simple calculation by changing the limits of integration based on the the step function you use.

- raffle_snaffle

okay thank you. Please show me how to extract the unit step function from the info given

- anonymous

Here's a plot of \(E(t)\):
|dw:1401500411049:dw|
So the regular step function is defined as
\[u(t-c)=\begin{cases}1&\text{for }t-c\ge 0\\0&\text{for }t-c<0\end{cases}~~~~~~~~\left[\iff~~u(t-c)=\begin{cases}1&\text{for }t\ge c\\0&\text{for }tc\end{cases}\]
which gives the plot
|dw:1401500884228:dw|
So, multiplying by the scale factor of 100 and letting \(c=2\pi\), we get \(E(t)=100u(2\pi -t)\). However, like you said, you want this in terms of \(t-2\pi\), and to do that you would negate this function and its argument and add 100:
|dw:1401501104472:dw|

- raffle_snaffle

I got to leave here soon. Let me read this over some more and I will tag you later, k? I just need to study this a bit. If I have any questions I will let you know. For the most part I understand what is going on mathematically.

- anonymous

Sure, take your time.

- raffle_snaffle

So what piecewise function do we use to obtain the unit step function? @SithsAndGiggles

- raffle_snaffle

Do we use |dw:1401581129762:dw| or |dw:1401581158916:dw|

- anonymous

The second one. The first is the unit step function; the second is the unit step function scaled by a factor of 100, which is what you want.

- raffle_snaffle

Okay thanks.

- raffle_snaffle

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How does my work look @SithsAndGiggles ?

- anonymous

I think you skipped a step in the last two lines. Partial fractions first, then take the inverse transform.
For example,
\[F(s)=\frac{1}{s(s^2+4)}=\frac{A}{s}+\frac{Bs+C}{s^2+4}\]
Rearranging factors, you have
\[\begin{align*}1&=A(s^2+4)+s(Bs+C)\\
1&=(A+B)s^2+Cs+4A\end{align*}\]
so you have
\[\begin{cases}A+B=0\\C=0\\4A=1\end{cases}~~\Rightarrow~~A=\frac{1}{4},~B=-\frac{1}{4},~C=0\]
Then
\[F(s)=\frac{1}{4}\cdot\frac{1}{s}-\frac{1}{4}\cdot\frac{s}{s^2+4}\]
Taking the inverse transform yields
\[F(s)=\frac{1}{4}-\frac{1}{4}\cos2t\]
The same applies for the \(\dfrac{e^{-\pi s}}{s(s^2+4)}\) term.

- anonymous

*That last \(F(s)\) should be \(f(t)\).

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img 102 has my work and img 103 has the "advance" LT's. How would I continue my work without the cheat sheet? If I was only given the basic LT?

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- raffle_snaffle

nvm I got it figured out. Sorry I have not been here to discuss that one problem. I have an exam tomorrow on LTs so I am reviewing material instead of working on hw.

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