# Why can’t one see for 2nd order system that it is at its stability limit neither in the Nyquist plot nor Bode plot?

Consider $$\hat{G}(s) = \frac{1}{s^2+s}$$ than the Nyquist plot is and the Bode plot is In both plots it seems that the closed-loop system is stable even when the eigenvalues are {0, -1}. For a higher order closed-loop system one can see that a system like

$$\hat{G}(s) = \frac{1}{s^3+s^2+s}$$

is at its stability limit since ne Nquist plots hits the real axis at -1 and in the Bode plot there is no phase reserve when magnitude hits 0. Why dose the Nyquist and the Bode plot fail for a closed-loop system of 2nd order?

The closed-loop system is $$\frac{\frac{1}{s^2+s}}{1+\frac{1}{s^2+s}}=\frac{1}{s^2+s+1}$$
This has poles at $-0.5\pm 0.866025 i$ which is stable.
• I don't get your point, so let the open-loop system be $\frac{1}{s^2+s-1}$ so the closed on is $\frac{1}{s^2+s}$ now the eigenvalues of the closed one are still {0, -1} but my bode plot still shows a phase reserve of 51.8 deg when the magnitude hits 0 Nov 29 '16 at 18:58
• For $\frac{1}{s^2+s-1}$, when the magnitude is 0 db, the phase is -180 degrees. The phase margin is 0. Nov 29 '16 at 19:29