# Find the Laplace transform of t^2 u(t-1)

The Laplace transform of t^2 u(t-1) is equal to e-s[2/s3 + 2/s2 +1/s]. Here we find the Laplace of t2u(t-1) using the second shifting property of Laplace transforms.

The formula of the Laplace of t2u(t-1) is given as

L{t2u(t-1)} = $e^{-s}\Big[ \dfrac{2}{s^3} + \dfrac{2}{s^2} +\dfrac{1}{s}\Big]$.

## What is the Laplace of t2u(t-1)?

To find the Laplace of t2u(t-1) we will use the second shifting theorem of Laplace transforms which says that if L{f(t)} = F(s), then

L{f(t-a) u(t-a)} = e-as F(s) for a>0 …(∗)

Comparing f(t-a) u(t-a) with the given function t2u(t-1), we get that

a=1 and f(t-1)=t2.

So f(t) = (t+1)2 = t2+2t+1.

Hence, F(s) = L{t2+2t+1} = 2/s3 + 2/s2 +1/s, by the formula L{tn} = n!/sn+1.

Now, using the formula (∗), we obtain that

L{t2u(t-1)} = $e^{-s}\Big[ \dfrac{2}{s^3} + \dfrac{2}{s^2} +\dfrac{1}{s}\Big]$.

So the Laplace transform of t2u(t-1) is equal to e-s[2/s3 + 2/s2 +1/s], and this is proved by using the second shifting property of Laplace transforms.

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## FAQs

Q1: What is the Laplace transform of t2u(t-1)?

Answer: The Laplace transform of t2u(t-1) is equal to e-s[2/s3 + 2/s2 +1/s], that is, L{t2u(t-1)} = e-s[2/s3 + 2/s2 +1/s].

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