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November 11th, 2015, 10:54 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2015 From: England Posts: 5 Thanks: 1  Using brackets & squared constant
Kd = constant (stands for differential I believe). S(squared) = is S x10 to the power 2 Kd.S(squared) It can be written as (Kd + 1) S(squared) I want to know how to go between these two ways of writing the same result. I thought of writing it as Kd . S . S (1) (Kd + 1) . S (2) Going from (1) to (2) doesn't make sense to me; can you explain? If oyu want the background to this question, it's here: Last edited by skipjack; November 12th, 2015 at 04:30 AM. 
November 11th, 2015, 12:20 PM  #2 
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The problem in the denominator is $\displaystyle s(s  2) + K_ds^2 + K_ps + K_i$. Collecting the s^2 terms: $\displaystyle s^2 + K_ds^2 = s^2(1 + K_d)$. I want to make it clear: $\displaystyle K_d s^2 \neq (K_d + 1)s^2$ unless s = 0. Dan 
November 12th, 2015, 04:09 AM  #3 
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I have just seen her tap the board and recognize now that she is combining 2 terms and that (1) is an incomplete unit of the denominator. Could we agree on this?

November 12th, 2015, 09:11 AM  #4 
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November 12th, 2015, 08:05 PM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2015 From: England Posts: 5 Thanks: 1 
Something is troubling me. @ 4:34 she is looking at the "S's". i.e. 2s + Kp.s which she evaluates to (Kp 2s) whereas I would evaluate it to (Kp 2)s The objective is to simplify the terms and use brackets to signify that both terms are multiplied by s. Am I correct? 

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