THE LEARNING GOALS FOR THIS CHAPTER ARE:
Understand s-domain representations of basic circuit elements, including initial conditions
Be able to construct the s-domain circuit for an electric circuit
Be able to apply circuit analysis techniques to solve for voltages and/or currents in an s-domain circuit and know how to use the inverse Laplace transform to determine the voltages and/or currents in the time domain
Know how to determine the transfer function for an s-domain circuit
Be able to calculate a circuit's response to unit step and impulse functions using a transfer function
Know how to calculate the steady-state response of a circuit to a sinusoidal source using a transfer function
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