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How to handle the complex integration of this function around a branch point

I have this complex integral to which I don't know if it's possible to assign a value: The integral is on a small circle around the origin. The function is $\frac{1}{(z-1)\sqrt{z}}$. The fact is ...
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Residue theorem with exponential and trig functions

The following integral should be doable using the residue theorum: $$\frac1{2\pi}\int_{0}^{2\pi}e^{\cos\theta}\cos(n\theta) \,d\theta$$
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Would like help with a contour integral.

Disclaimer: the knowledge I have about contour integration is solely from the book "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences" by Mary L. Boas. I am trying to understand how the following ...
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A contour integral for Fourier transform

How does one show the following, preferably with contour integral on the complex plane? $$\frac{\Gamma(\alpha)}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^\infty (ik)^{-\alpha}e^{-ikx}dk = (-x)_+^{\alpha-1},$$ where $x$ is ...
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find general solution to the Differential equation

Find the general solution to the differential equation \begin{equation} \frac{dy}{dx}= 3x^2 y^2 - y^2 \end{equation} I get \begin{equation} y=6xy^2 + 6x^2 y\frac{dy}{dx} - 2y\frac{dy}{dx} ...
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Show that $\int_0^\infty e^{-x^2} \sin{2xb}\, dx =e^{-b^2}\int_0^b e^{x^2} \, dx, \, b>0, $?

Show that $$\int_0^\infty e^{-x^2} \sin{2xb}\, dx =e^{-b^2}\int_0^b e^{x^2} \, dx, \, b>0, $$ I need help. I did the following steps: Apply Cauchy's Theorem, being $\varphi (x) = e^{-z^2}$ analytic ...
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Intuitive reason for why many complex integrals vanish when the path is “blown-up”?

It is a standard trick for evaluating difficult integrals along the real line to consider a closed-contour and "blow-up" the complex part till it vanishes, leaving us with the residues picked up along ...
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Complex Integration with two variables

Let $ z_1, z_2 \in \mathbb{C}^+ \equiv \{ \forall z \in \mathbb{C}^+, \Im(z)>0 \} $. Also define $ m_1, m_2 $ such that for $i=1,2$ the following is true $$ z_i=-\dfrac{1}{m_i} + ...
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How do you integrate $\int_0^\infty \exp(it^k)\,\mathrm dt$ for $k \in \Bbb N$?

My problem is with the integral $$\int^\infty_0 e^{it^k}\,\mathrm dt$$ with $k\in\mathbb{N}$. Somehow it can be evaluated by use of Cauchy's theorem. But I don't see how. The best thing I can ...
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Change of variables in a complex integral

I want to evaluate this integral using Residue Theorem $$\int_C^\ \frac{4z} {z^4 +6z^2 +1} dz = $$ $$ C : |z| = 1 $$ so I substitute letting $$\ W = z ^ {2 } $$ $$ dw = 2z dz $$ and the ...
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Integrating $z^n$ and $(\overline{z})^n$ along a line segment in the complex plane

Let $z_1$ and $z_2$ be distinct points of $\mathbb{C}$. Let $[z_1,z_2]$ denote the oriented line segment starting at $z_1$ and ending at $z_2$. Evaluate the integral of $z^n$ and $(\overline{z})^n$ ...
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Finding the integral $\int_0^\pi\dfrac{d\theta}{(2+\cos\theta)^2}$ by complex analysis

Trying to find the integral $\int_0^\pi\dfrac{d\theta}{(2+\cos\theta)^2}$ by complex analysis, I let $z = \exp(i\theta)$, $dz = i \exp(i\theta)d\theta$, so $ d\theta=\dfrac{dz}{iz}$. I am trying ...
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contour integration of logarithm

I must compute the following integral $$\displaystyle\int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac{\log x}{1+x^3}dx$$ Can someone suggest me the right circuit in the complex plane over which to do the integration? I ...
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Improper integration involving complex analytic arguments

I am trying to evaluate the following: $\displaystyle \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{1+x^a}dx$, where $a>1$ and $a \in \mathbb{R}$/ Any help will be much appreciated.
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line integral versus complex integral

Let $a\in \mathbb C, r>0$ and $\gamma_r=\partial D(0,r)$. I want to evaluate the following line integral $$I=\int_{\gamma_r}\frac{1}{|z-a|^2}ds.$$ I'm looking for a complex function $g(z)$ such ...