y(t) = (1/w) ∫[0,t] f(s)*sin(w(t-s)) ds
is a particular solution to
y'' +w2 y = f(t)
where w is a constant.
The Attempt at a Solution
After wasting several pages of paper I have made virtually no progress. Obviously, substitution suggests you plug in y(t), differentiate it twice for the first term, and somehow arrive at f(t) = f(t). However, without more information about f(s), it seems impossible. Integration by parts on y(t) will result in another integral which in turn must be integrated by parts...and so on infinitely many times. Therefore integration by parts of the solution y(t) is not an option.
I have considered that this could be an application of the fundamental theorem of calculus, but with an additional sine term that also depends on t in the integrand, it seems not not apply (at least not in a way I am familiar with).
This is a problem from Richard Haberman's text: Applied PDE with Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems.
Any ideas/advice would be much appreciated.