TITLE

The significance of poles and zeros

AUTHOR(S)
Craig, Kevin C.
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
EDN;4/19/2012, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
75192212

 

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