When plotting the phase of a model’s frequency response there will always be ambiguity on representing angles, after all angles are equivalent modulus $2 \pi$. However, when plotting the frequency response in a Bode plot, it is customary to *unwrap* the phase and display the plot as a curve whose image often spans more than $2 \pi$. In that sense, one should also care about any potential integer multiples of $2 \pi$ shifts of the curve. Yet, I have never seen a discussion on what the “correct” shift should be.

# Tag: phase

## Step-by-step Bode plot example. Part IV

We continue our saga of hand sketches of the straight-line approximations for the magnitude and phase of Bode plot diagrams (Section 7.1). This time we consider a non-minimum phase system with a pole at the origin. See Part I, Part II and Part III, for simpler examples.

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We have gone step-by-step over how to sketch straight-line approximations for the magnitude and phase diagrams of the Bode plot for a simple rational transfer-function. This transfer-function had only left-hand side poles and zeros, that is it was *minimum-phase* (see Section 7.2). In this post we consider a *non-minimum phase* transfer-function with a right-hand side zero. See Section 7.1 for details on the approximations.

## Step-by-step Bode plot example. Part II

In a previous post we have gone step-by-step over how to sketch straight-line approximations for the magnitude diagram of the Bode plot for a simple rational transfer-function. In this post we cover the sketch of the phase diagram. See Section 7.1 for details on the approximations.

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