Math in Engineering

Basics of Engineering

Why is Laplace transform important in engineering?

Laplace transform is a way to solve linear differential equations and translate them into simple algebraic problems that are easier to solve. It was developed by French mathematician and theoretician Marquis Pierre-Simon de Laplace (1749–1827). Although it carries his name, the Laplace transform seems to have been first used by Denis Poisson (1781–1840) in 1815. Today, it is used extensively in electrical engineering problems.



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