Fourier Transforming the Damped and Forced Harmonic Oscillator

Here is the second-order ODE for a damped harmonic oscillator

Let's Fourier Transform the left-hand side of a second-order ODE:

And now Fourier Transform the right-hand side for a prototype "forced" oscillator with an arbitary frequency ω0. (i.e., K y'' + η y' + m y = cos(ω0 t)

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