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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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Evaluate Complex Integral with $\frac{\Gamma(\frac{s}{2})} {\Gamma\big({\beta +1\over 2} - {s\over 2}\big)}$

I am proving this integral: $$ \int_{c\ -\ j\infty}^{c\ +\ j\infty} \left(\,x^{-1}\sigma\beta^{1 \over 2}\,\right)^{s}\ \Gamma\left(\,s \over 2\,\right) \Gamma\left(\,{\beta +1 \over 2} - {s \over ...
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Integrating squared absolute value of a complex sequence

I was reading through my book in complex analysis and i encountered this problem. Given, $F=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_nX^n$ is a convergent power series with radius of convergence R. We are asked to show ...
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Summation using residues

In reference to this question about showing that the following interesting series takes on the value $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{(2n+1)\operatorname{sinh}((2n+1)\pi)}=\frac{\log(2)}{8}$$ I tried ...
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Integration by means of complex analysis

Dear all: this time I have the integral $$\int_0^\infty\frac{1-\cos x}{x^2(x^2+1)}\,dx$$and we must try to solve it using complex integration, residues, Cauchy's Theorem and the whole lot. (BTW, does ...
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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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Evaluating real integral using residue calculus: why different results?

I have to evaluate the real integral $$ I = \int_0^{\infty} \frac{\log^2 x}{x^2+1}. $$ using residue calculus. Its value is $\frac{\pi^3}{8}$, as you can verify (for example) introducing the function ...
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Evaluate Integral $\int_{c\ -\ j\infty}^{c\ +\ j\infty} \left({\sigma\,x^{-1}}\right)^s{\Gamma(\beta_1-1+s)\over \Gamma(\beta_1+\beta_2-1+s)}\,ds$

I am at this point of integration where: $$\int_{c\ -\ j\infty}^{c\ +\ j\infty} \left({\sigma\,x^{-1}}\right)^s{\Gamma(\beta_1-1+s)\over \Gamma(\beta_1+\beta_2-1+s)}\,ds$$ whereby $\beta_1$, ...
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Cauchy's Residue Theorem for Integral $\int_{c\ -\ j\infty}^{c\ +\ j\infty} \left({\sigma \over x}\right)^s{{1-\beta^{s+1}}\over s(s+1)}\,ds$

This is a similar problem to the one I posted here. I am at this point of integration where: $$\int_{c\ -\ j\infty}^{c\ +\ j\infty} \left({\sigma \over x}\right)^s{{1-\beta^{s+1}}\over s(s+1)}\,ds$$ ...
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Contour integral of analytic function with singularity

I am supposed to integrate $f(z)=$$\frac{5}{z}$ from -3 t0 3 but I am having trouble understanding how to do this. I've done the integration the "hard" way by using parametrizations but now I need to ...
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Showing that $\displaystyle\int_{-a}^{a} \frac{\sqrt{a^2-x^2}}{1+x^2}dx = \pi\left (\sqrt{a^2+1}-1\right)$.

How can I show that $\displaystyle\int_{-a}^{a} \frac{\sqrt{a^2-x^2}}{1+x^2}dx = \pi\left(\sqrt{a^2+1}-1\right)$?
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Improper integrals with singularities on the REAL AXIS (Complex Variable)

I'm having some troubles when I try to solve improper integrals exercises that have singularities on the real axis. I have made a lot of exercises where singularities are inside a semicircle in the ...
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Complex antiderivative

I am confused on a couple things: 1.) Why is it that an integral of a complex valued function of a complex variable exists if f(z(t)) is piecewise continuous (and/or piecewise continuous on ...
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question related with cauch'ys inequality

We have a statement that if f(z) is analytic in a domain D and $C = \{z : |z-a| = R\}$ is contained in D. Then, $|f^n(a)|\leq \frac{n!M_R}{R^n}$ where $M_R = \max|f(z)|$ on C. What if the given D ...
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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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Evaluate $\int_{|z|=r}^{}\frac{\log\ z}{z^2+1}dz$ where $r>0$

I tried to evaluate $$\int_{|z|=r}^{}\frac{\log\ z}{z^2+1}dz$$ when $r>0$. Clearly $\log z$ is not continuous at $z=-r$. So is this integral meaningful then? Since the function is continuous and ...
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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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Show that $\int_{|z|=1} \frac{e^z}{z^k} dz = \frac{2\pi i}{(k-1)!}$

I'm supposed to show that $$\int_{|z|=1} \frac{e^z}{z^k} dz = \frac{2\pi i}{(k-1)!}$$ where $|z|=1$ is traversed counterclockwise and $k>0$. We can parametrize this path as $\gamma(t)=e^{it}$ for ...
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Function holomorphic except for real line and continuous everywhere is entire

1) I've already shown that if $f:\mathbb{C}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ is holomorphic everywhere except for a single point and if it continuous on whole $\mathbb{C}$ then it is entire. It was quite easy. ...
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Cauchy's Residue Theorem with Multiple Gamma Functions

I previously posted a similar problem here and here. This time however I am dealing with multiple gamma functions. This is the problem I am dealing with right now: $$ \int_{c\ -\ j\infty}^{c\ +\ ...
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one complex variables (integration)

how to prove $\int_{C_R}\frac{\log^3(z)}{(1+z^2)^2}\,dz$ goes to $0$ as $R$ goes to $\infty$, with $C_R=Re^{it}$ for $0<t<\pi$, and $R>0$
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Poisson Integral is equal to 1

Show $$ \int_{-\pi}^{\pi}P(r, \theta)d\theta = 1 $$ Let $\alpha(r) = \frac{r^2 - 1}{2r}$ and $\gamma(r) = -\big(\frac{r^2 + 1}{2r}\big)$. Then $$ \frac{1}{2\pi} ...
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The integral $\int_0^\infty \dfrac{x \sin(x)}{x^2+1} dx$

How to calculate: $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x \sin(x)}{x^2+1} dx$$ I thought I should find the integral on the path $[-R,R] \cup \{Re^{i \phi} : 0 \leq \phi \leq \pi\}$. I can easily take the residue in ...
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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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Evaluate $\int_{C}\frac{e^{\alpha z}}{z}dz$ where $\alpha \in \mathbb R$ and C is the circle $\gamma(t)=e^{it}$…

Let $\alpha \in \mathbb R$ and C be the circle $\gamma(t)=e^\alpha t$, $-\pi\le t \le \pi$ Evaluate $$\int_{C}\frac{e^{\alpha z}}{z}dz.$$ Use the above, to show that $$\int_{0}^{\pi}e^{\alpha ...
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Help with equality of complex integrals

I need to prove this equality of integrals...but i dont know how to begin, so if anyone can give an idea... Let f a continuous function on $\overline{D}=\{z : |z|\leq 1\}$. Then: ...
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Liouville's Criterion and Integration of $\sin(z)/z$ using elementary functions

Liouville's Criterion: $\int fe^g$ is elementary iff there is rational function $q$ in $\mathbb{C}(z)$ such that $$f=q'+qg'$$ where $f\neq0$ and $g$ is a non constant function in $\mathbb{C}(z)$. Now ...
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Fresnel Integrals

I'm having trouble proving that the arc from $R$ to $Re^{i\pi/4}$ in the Fresnel contour goes to zero. Currently I have $\int_0^{\pi/4} ...
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An integral with the $\Gamma$ function: $\int_{c- i\infty}^{c+i\infty} u^{s}\:\Gamma(\beta +s-1) \:ds$

I previously posted a similar problem here and I have solved many of the problems from the answers given with explanations. This time however I am at this point of integration where: $$\int_{c\ -\ ...
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The value of the itegral $\int_{\gamma} \dfrac{dz}{z-a}$ is a multiple of $2\pi i$

I am reading Ahlfors' proof of the lemma: Lemma If the piecewise differentiable closed curve $\gamma$ does not pass through the point $a$, then the value of the integral $$\int_{\gamma} ...
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Complex integration from zero to infinity at different directions

The problem is computing the integral expression $$f(t)=\int_0^{\infty}\lambda^{t-1}e^{-\lambda z}d\lambda$$ where z is a complex variable with $Re(z)\ge 0$. Is it correct to substitute $w=\lambda z$ ...
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Integrate $\int_0^\infty \frac{\sqrt{x}}{x^{2}+1}\, \mbox{d} x$

I've been trying to integrate the following $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\sqrt{x}}{x^{2}+1} \mbox{d} x$$ on half an annulus in the upper half plane. I keep getting $\frac{\pi}{\sqrt{2}}\ i$, which ...
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Geometrical Interpretation of the Cauchy-Goursat Theorem?

The Cauchy-Goursat theorem is really non-intuitive and is very astounding. Can someone geometrically explain to me why its true? I'm specifically talking about this version of the theorem: For ...
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A taylor series for an integral with a singularity

Suppose $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a smooth function with a single root we call $y_*$. Then define \begin{equation} F_{\delta}:=\int^{y_*+ \delta/2}_{y_*- \delta/2} 1/f(y)dy ...