# InverseLaplaceTransform

InverseLaplaceTransform[F[s],s,t]

gives the symbolic inverse Laplace transform of F[s] in the variable s as f[t] in the variable t.

InverseLaplaceTransform[F[s],s,]

gives the numeric inverse Laplace transform at the numerical value .

InverseLaplaceTransform[F[s1,,sn],{s1,s2,},{t1,t2,}]

gives the multidimensional inverse Laplace transform of F[s1,,sn].

# Details and Options

• Laplace transforms are typically used to transform differential and partial differential equations to algebraic equations, solve and then inverse transform back to a solution.
• Laplace transforms are also extensively used in control theory and signal processing as a way to represent and manipulate linear systems in the form of transfer functions and transfer matrices. The Laplace transform and its inverse are then a way to transform between the time domain and frequency domain.
• The inverse Laplace transform of a function is defined to be , where γ is an arbitrary positive constant chosen so that the contour of integration lies to the right of all singularities in .
• The multidimensional inverse Laplace transform of a function is given by a contour integral of the form .
• The integral is computed using numerical methods if the third argument, , is given a numerical value.
• The asymptotic inverse Laplace transform can be computed using Asymptotic.
• The following options can be given:
•  AccuracyGoal Automatic digits of absolute accuracy sought Assumptions \$Assumptions assumptions to make about parameters GenerateConditions False whether to generate answers that involve conditions on parameters Method Automatic method to use PerformanceGoal \$PerformanceGoal aspects of performance to optimize PrecisionGoal Automatic digits of precision sought WorkingPrecision Automatic the precision used in internal computations
• In TraditionalForm, InverseLaplaceTransform is output using -1. »

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(4)

Compute the inverse Laplace transform of a function:

Inverse Laplace transform of a function with parameters:

Plot the result:

Compute a numerical inverse Laplace transform:

Inverse Laplace transform of a bivariate function:

## Scope(46)

### Basic Uses(3)

Compute the inverse Laplace transform of a function for a symbolic parameter t:

Use a numerical value for the parameter:

### Rational Functions(5)

Reciprocal of a linear function:

Functions whose inverses are trigonometric functions:

Functions whose inverses are hyperbolic functions:

More examples of rational functions:

### Elementary Functions(5)

Function involving a square root:

Function involving exponential and square root functions:

Other algebraic functions:

Inverse Laplace transform leading to a Bessel function:

Inverse of an arctangent function:

### Logarithmic Functions(4)

Inverse Laplace transform of a logarithmic function:

Logarithm of a rational function:

Plot the result:

Product of a logarithm and a power function:

Function involving the square of a logarithm:

### Special Functions(5)

Function involving BesselK:

Ratio of an incomplete gamma function and a power function:

Inverse of a polygamma function:

Inverse of a function involving an error function:

Error function composed with a square root:

### Piecewise Functions(5)

The inverse of the following function is a piecewise function:

Plot the inverse:

Inverse of an exponential function leading to a box function:

Inverse of an exponential function leading to a piecewise trigonometric function:

Inverse leading to a staircase function:

More involved staircase function:

### Periodic Functions(4)

The inverse of the following function is periodic with respect to t:

Activate the sum:

Plot to verify that the result is a square wave:

Function whose inverse is the absolute value of the sine function:

Activate and plot the result:

Function whose inverse is a trapezoidal wave:

A more involved piecewise example:

### Generalized Functions(3)

Inverse of an exponential function is the Dirac function:

Inverse of the product of an exponential function and a power of s is a derivative of the Dirac function:

The inverse of the hyperbolic secant is a series of Dirac functions:

Hyperbolic cotangent:

### Multivariate Functions(8)

Inverse Laplace transform of a bivariate rational function:

Verify the result:

Rational function that is separable with respect to p and q:

Rational function that is not separable with respect to p and q:

Rational function whose inverse is related to BesselJ:

Inverse Laplace transform of a bivariate function involving a radical:

Inverse Laplace transform of a multivariate function in three variables:

Rational function:

Function involving a logarithm:

### Numerical Inversion(4)

Calculate the inverse Laplace transform at a single point:

Alternatively, calculate the inverse Laplace transform symbolically:

Then evaluate it for a specific value of t:

Plot the inverse Laplace transform numerically and compare it with the exact result:

Function whose inverse is a piecewise function with respect to t:

Function whose inverse is a periodic function with respect to t:

## Options(3)

### GenerateConditions(1)

By default, InverseLaplaceTransform assumes that the result is defined for non-negative t:

Use GenerateConditions to obtain the range of validity for the result:

### Method(1)

Use the default method for numerical evaluation:

Use Method to obtain the result from different methods:

### Working Precision(1)

Use WorkingPrecision to obtain a result with arbitrary precision:

## Applications(2)

Compute the step response to the linear system with transfer function :

Solve a differential equation using Laplace transforms:

Solve for the Laplace transform:

Find the inverse transform:

Apply initial conditions:

Find the solution directly using DSolve:

## Properties & Relations(2)

Use Asymptotic to compute an asymptotic approximation:

InverseLaplaceTransform and LaplaceTransform are mutual inverses:

## Neat Examples(2)

InverseLaplaceTransform of a MeijerG function:

Create a table of basic inverse Laplace transforms:

Wolfram Research (1999), InverseLaplaceTransform, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseLaplaceTransform.html (updated 2020).

#### Text

Wolfram Research (1999), InverseLaplaceTransform, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseLaplaceTransform.html (updated 2020).

#### BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_inverselaplacetransform, author="Wolfram Research", title="{InverseLaplaceTransform}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseLaplaceTransform.html}", note=[Accessed: 20-October-2021 ]}

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