Laplace transform


La·​place transform lə-ˈpläs- How to pronounce Laplace transform (audio) -ˈplas- How to pronounce Laplace transform (audio)
: a transformation of a function f(x) into the function {latex}g(t) = \int_{o}^{\infty}{e^{-xt}f(x)dx}{/latex} that is useful especially in reducing the solution of an ordinary linear differential equation with constant coefficients to the solution of a polynomial equation

Word History


Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Laplace transform was in 1942

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“Laplace transform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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