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What is the laplace transform of (t^2)sin(t)?

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    f(s) = integral from t = 0 to infinity of t^2 sin(t) exp(-s t) dt

    To compute this integral consider first the Laplace transform of exp(i t). Using the fact that the integral from zeo to infinity of exp(-alpha t) is 1/alpha, you find that this is:

    1/(s - i)

    The Laplace transform of sin(t) then follows by taking the imaginary part of this:

    Im[1/s-i] =Im[(s+i)/(s^2+1)] = 1/(s^2+1)

    If you differentiate this twice w.r.t. s, you bring down a factor of t^2 in the integrand of the Laplace integral. So, the Laplace thransform is given by:

    8 s^2/(s^2+1)^3 - 2/(s^2+1)

  • Math -

    Typo in last formula: The Laplace transform is:

    8 s^2/(s^2+1)^3 - 2/(s^2+1)^2

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