Laplace Transform of Exponential times Cosine

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Theorem

$\map {\laptrans {e^{b t} \cos a t} } s = \dfrac {s - b} {\paren {s - b}^2 + a^2}$

where:

$a$ and $b$ are real numbers
$s$ is a complex number with $\map \Re s > a + b$
$\laptrans f$ denotes the Laplace transform of $f$ evaluated at $s$.

Proof

 $\ds \map {\laptrans {e^{b t} \cos a t} } s$ $=$ $\ds \map {\laptrans {\cos a t} } {s - b}$ Laplace Transform of Exponential times Function $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \frac {s - b} {\paren {s - b}^2 + a^2}$ Laplace Transform of Cosine

$\blacksquare$