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Laplace Transform in the context of Gelfand/Pontryagin

Question: Do quasi-characters properly generalize the Laplace transform or decompose functions in some setting in a way similar to how characters generalize the Fourier transform and decompose $L^1$ ...
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Uncertainty principle for Mellin transform

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^+\to \mathbb{C}$. Let $Mf$ be its Mellin transform: $Mf(s) = \int_0^\infty f(x) x^{s-1} dx$. (a) Some time ago, I convinced myself that $f(t)$, $Mf(\sigma+it)$ and $Mf(\sigma-it)$ ...
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2answers
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Understanding the inverse Laplace transform of a function with essential singularities

I need to do an inverse Laplace transform of a function with essential singularities for a specific problem. I find it is very similar to an equation J. Noolandi worked out in one of his papers in ...
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How does the Laplace Transform work for circuit analysis? [closed]

I would like to understand how signals transformed from the time domain to the frequency domain for algebraic manipulation, can be transformed back to give solutions in the time domain. Knowing how to ...
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What does Mellin inversion “really mean”?

Given a function $f: \mathbb{R}^+ \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ satisfying suitable conditions (exponential decay at infinity, continuous, and bounded variation) is good enough, its Mellin transform is ...
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When I can safely assume that a function is a Laplace transform of other function?

If I have a function and I want to represent it as being the Laplace transform of another, that is, I want to be sure that there is $\hat{f}(s)$ such that my function $f(x)$ can be written as: $f(x) ...
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6answers
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Fourier vs Laplace transforms

In solving a linear system, when would I use a Fourier transform versus a Laplace transform? I am not a mathematician, so the little intuition I have tells me that it could be related to the boundary ...
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2answers
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Can we extract information about how fast a function decay from its Laplace transform?

My question is whether we can extract information about how fast an integrable function converges to zero by looking at the asymptotics of its Laplace transform. More concrete case, let $f:\mathbb{R} ...
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2answers
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Ansätze for solving PDEs with wavelets

It is common to solve PDEs with e.g. Fourier and Laplace Transforms. It is often said that Wavelets are a progression compared to them with many nice features. My question: Which Ans├Ątze do you know ...
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Intuition for Integral Transforms

It is well known that the operations of differentiation and integration are reduced to multiplication and division after being transformed by an integral transform (like e.g. Fourier or Laplace ...