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### How do you integrate Gaussian integral with contour integration method?

How do you integrate $$\int^{\infty}_{-\infty} e^{-x^2} dx$$ with contour integration method? I do not even know how to setup the problem.
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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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### Determine the Integral $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-x^2} \cos(2bx)dx$

Please do not mark this question as a duplicate. I have to solve this with a different method that I don't believe has been discussed about this particular question (at least to my knowledge). I am ...
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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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### Prove that a complex-valued entire function is identically zero.

Suppose $f$ is entire and $$\iint_\mathbb{C}|f(z)|^2dxdy < \infty$$Prove that $f\equiv 0.$ So far I have: Suppose $f$ is bounded. Then $f$ is constant by virtue of Liouville and so the ...
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### Show that $\int_{0}^{+\infty} \frac{\sin(x)}{x(x^2+1)} dx = \frac{\pi}{2}\left(1-\frac{1}{e}\right)$

I'm trying to show that $$\int_{0}^{+\infty} \frac{\sin(x)}{x(x^2+1)} dx = \frac{\pi}{2}\left(1-\frac{1}{e}\right)$$ using Jordan's lemma and contour integration. MY ATTEMPT: The function in ...
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### The complex function $\log(1+e^{iz})$

G.H. Hardy states the following: The function of the complex variable $z$ $$e^{i p z} \log(1 \pm e^{iz})\frac{1}{z^{2} \pm \theta^{2}} = f(z), \ (-1 < p <1, \theta >0),$$ ...
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### Evaluating an indefinite integral using complex analysis

Using tools from complex analysis, I have to prove that $$\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\ln x}{(x^2 + 1)^2}\,dx = - \frac{\pi}{4}.$$ But I'm not really sure where I should start. Any help would be ...
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### Any general methods to calculate integral of $P(x)/Q(x)$ from $0$ to $\infty$?

In complex analysis, we have general formula for $P(x)/Q(x)$ [$P$ and $Q$ are polynomials] from minus infinity to infinity, if $\deg Q - \deg P > 2$. Is it possible to have a general formula for ...
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### show that $\int_0^{\infty}\ln(2x)\frac{ax-u(1-e^{-2ax})}{\sinh^2(ax)}x^{2u-1}dx=\frac{1}{2u}(\frac{\pi}{a})^{2u}|B_{2u}|:u \in N$

$$\int_0^{\infty}\ln(2x)\frac{ax-u(1-e^{-2ax})}{\sinh^2(ax)}x^{2u-1}dx=\frac{1}{2u}(\frac{\pi}{a})^{2u}|B_{2u}|:u \in N$$ using real or complexe analysis where $B_{2u}$ is bernoulli number
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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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### What is the value of $\int_{\gamma} \bar{z} dz$?

I could use some help in calculating $$\int_{\gamma} \bar{z} \; dz,$$ where $\gamma$ may or may not be a closed curve. Of course, if $\gamma$ is known then this process can be done quite directly (eg. ...