# About problem in complex integrals

I solved this problem in complex integrals.

Is my answer a correct ?

Here $z$ is a complex value:

$$C:|z-1|=1 \ \ \ \ \ \mbox{integral path}$$

$$\int_C\ \frac{2z^2-5z+1}{z-1}\ dz$$

My answer

$$z=1+e^{i\theta} \ \ \ \ \frac{dz}{d\theta}=ie^{i\theta}$$

$$\int_{0}^{2\pi}\ \frac{-e^{i\theta}+2e^{2i\theta}-2}{e^{i\theta}} \cdot\ ie^{i\theta} d\theta$$

$$=\left[ -e^{i\theta}+ e^{2i\theta} -2i\theta \right]^{2\pi}_0=-4\pi i$$

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The approach seems correct. –  glebovg Oct 20 '12 at 2:00
The answer is correct. –  Mhenni Benghorbal Oct 20 '12 at 2:03

## 1 Answer

If you are allowed to use the Cauchy's integral formula, then $$\int_{C} \frac{2 z^2 - 5x + 1}{z-1} dz = {2\pi i} \big( 2 z^2 - 5z + 1)_{z=1} = -4 \pi i,$$ showing that you did a great job.

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