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Tutorial 2 Transfer Function


For the op-amp network shown in figure Q1, R1=R2 and R3C = 0.1 second.

a. Determine the transfer function, Vi s Vo s .

b. Evaluate the output response vo t for an unit-step input.
c. What is the vo t at t = 1 second.

Figure Q1


Find the transfer function Vi s Vo s of the figure Q2.

Evaluate for a unit step-input:
d. The output response vo t
e. The output vo t at t = 1 second
f. The final value of the vo t
g. The time constant of the system

Base on the results from above, sketch the Vo(t) versus t. Label all data points clearly.

Figure Q2

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Find the transfer function, G(s) = VO(s)/Vi(s), operational amplifier circuits shown in Figure Q3
where VO(s) and Vi(s) are the Laplace transform of vo(t) and vi(t).


Find the transfer function of the electrical network shown in Figure Q3(b) using block diagram
consisting of gain, differentiator, integrator or first order system block only.

R1 R2

Ei (s) sL Eo (s)

Figure Q4

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C ( s)
Find the transfer function of the system shown in Figure Q5 using both block diagram
R( s)
reduction technique and Masons gain rule.

+ - - +-

Figure Q5


Use block diagram reduction technique to simplify the block diagram shown in Figure Q6 to
obtain the transfer function C(s)/R(s).

Figure Q6

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For the circuit shown in Figure Q8, assuming that the operational amplifier is an ideal amplifier,
V ( s)
determine the transfer function o in terms of circuit parameters.
Vi ( s )

Figure Q7


For the circuit shown in Figure Q9, by using Masons gain rule technique, find transfer function
Vo ( s )
Vi ( s )

Figure Q8


The position control system of a robotic arm is given by the following differential equations and
linear equations:

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d2x dx
2 4x
dt 2 dt
0.6v 2
v1 r x , v 2 7v1
v1 t amplifier input voltage , v 2 t amplifier output voltage
r t desired arm position, x t actual arm position
t motor shaft position

(i) Draw the block diagram of the control system.

(ii) Based on the block diagram, find the transfer function, Xs R s .

Q10 Derive the transfer function m(s)/Ei(s) for the motor with gear ratio n. What is the transfer
function of the rotational speed with input ei?

Figure Q10.

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