# problem in Laplace

Discussion in 'Math' started by full, Dec 4, 2014.

1. ### full Thread Starter Member

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hello everybody
there is some problem in Laplace :

if do Laplace by alpha is different by my hand why?

by alpha

by my hand

2. ### t_n_k AAC Fanatic!

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You should have

$\frac {40}{s^2+6s+12}=\frac {40}{ $$s+3$$^2+$${\sqr {3}}$$^2$

Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
3. ### full Thread Starter Member

May 3, 2014
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yes , if use calculator will get (-3+1.732j) , (-3-1.732j)
thanks

4. ### t_n_k AAC Fanatic!

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A calculator isn't necessary. The manipulation in post #2 should be readily appreciated by the observant student.

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5. ### WBahn Moderator

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You need to become familiar with completing the square. You also need to stop relying on tools like Wolfram Alpha and a calculator to do your thinking for you. It's one thing to use them to verify your work or to ease the grunt work, it's another to just turn to them because you can't work it out yourself. The distinction between proper and improper use of these kinds of tools is very gray and malleable, but you want to try to develop and maintain your ability to do your own thinking.

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6. ### cmartinez AAC Fanatic!

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The mind needs to solve complex logic problems to remain sharp... pretty much like muscles need a basic level of weight lifting to keep functional and the rest of the body in good shape...