A student asked me how to find the time delay, for a second-order system by applying mathematical equation.

Let denote the final value of the waveform. Then, the rise time will be the time duration between to .

Since the time delay equals to the time for the waveform to reach . My **rough idea** for the mathematical equation is:

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Just an approximation as the waveform between to is not a linear line.

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