The significance of poles and zeros

Craig, Kevin C.
April 2012
EDN;4/19/2012, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p20
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of poles and zeros of a transfer function. It mentions the knowledge of Wilbur Wright about countersteering which paved the way for him and his brother Orville to successfully fly an airplane. It elaborates on the mathematical explanation of the transfer function using two rigid links and a torsional spring. The author concludes that in a transfer function, the locations of the poles and the zeros determine the ease of maneuverability of a system.


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