# Electronic – Meaning of zeros in transfer function

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Can someone please explain, provide a link or cite a book where the properties of the zeros for continuous and discrete time systems are explained? I know that the zeros are the frequencies where the numerator of a transfer function becomes zero.

$$H(s) = \frac{A(s)}{B(s)}$$

But I would like to know what role the location plays in the pole-zero plot?
All I can find are pole-zero plots and that basically the poles define the system stability and time response.
However, what are the zeros "doing"?
What happens if the zeros are in the right or left half plane?
Are the zeros describing the damping or also stability?

Here is a link to a pdf of MIT explaining the pole zeros. However, I am missing details about zeros.