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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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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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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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To calculate residue of the function $f(z) = \frac{z^2 + \sin z}{\cos z - 1}$.

I was trying to find the residue of the function $$f(z) = \frac{z^2 + \sin z}{\cos z - 1}.$$ Here is the my attempt: The given function has a pole of order two at $z = 2n\pi$. So, we use the ...
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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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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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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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“Convergent” Integral in Davenport's Multiplicative Number Theory

I am currently learning analytic number theory using Davenport's Multiplicative Number Theory book, and at some point I believe something silly is happening. I have great faith that I am wrong AND ...
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Find the Fourier Transform of $\dfrac{x}{x^4+4}$

I have a problem here that becomes quite difficult to manage. I have to find the fourier transform of: $$f(x)=\frac{x}{x^4+4}$$ I'm sure there will be many ways to do this and I'll post my method ...
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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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How to calculate this complex integral $\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{q+i}e^{-(q+b)^2}\text{d}q$? (Please Help)

I want to carry out the following integration $$\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{q+i}e^{-(q+b)^2}\text{d}q$$ which is trivial if calculated numerically with any value for b. But I really need to get an ...
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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, any ideas?

I need to solve the following integral of a function analytic on an open environmemt of the unit circle, but i dont know how to get that answers $$\frac{1}{2\pi ...
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Why do we use only upper half plane to do Residue Integration?

In the class of mathematics my professor showed me that "how to use the residue integration method?". And i doubt at almost the last step that professor did. he made a contour over the upper half ...
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The substitution $y = ix$

Given $\int_0^\infty f(x) dx$, under what conditions would the substitution $y = ix$ not change the limits of integration, so to speak? Since setting $y = ix$ changes the range of integration to a ...
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Show the existence of a complex differentiable function defined outside $|z|=4$ with derivative $\frac{z}{(z-1)(z-2)(z-3)}$

My attempt I wrote the given function as a sum of rational functions (via partial fraction decomposition), namely $$ \frac{z}{(z-1)(z-2)(z-3)} = \frac{1/2}{z-1} + \frac{-2}{z-2} + \frac{3/2}{z-3}. ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Cauchy Integral formula question

$$\int_{\gamma=(i,1)} \frac{z^3}{(z-i)^n} dz$$ for any $n\in\mathbb{N}$. Can someone please help me answer this question as I cannot seem to get the right answer! Please note that the Cauchy ...
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Complex Integration: theorem of Residues

I am trying to prove a theorem that is doing my head in a bit. I have tried to simplify the problem as much as possible and leave out the details, even though it might look a bit too big. The ...
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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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Computation of a certain integral

I would like to compute the following integral. This is for a complex analysis course but I managed to around some other integrals using real analysis methodologies. Hopefully one might be able to do ...
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Integrating $I(\alpha)=\int^{\infty}_{0} \frac{x^{\alpha}}{x^4+1}dx$

Here is the question: Let $P(x)$ be a polynomial of degree $d>1$ with $P(x)>0$ for all $x>0$. For what values of $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$ does the integral $I(\alpha)=\int^{\infty}_{0} ...
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Behavior of $f(z)=\int_0^1\mathrm{e}^{\alpha t^2}\sin(tz)\,dt$ when $\alpha <0$

Define $$f(z)=\int_0^1\mathrm{e}^{\alpha t^2}\sin(tz)\,dt,$$ where $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$. If $\alpha >0$ then $f(z)$ has infinitely many real zeros and at most a finite number of complex ...
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Using argument principle to compute an integral

Let $f(z)=z^4-2z^3+z^2-12z+20$. Then evaluate the integral by using the argument principle $$\oint_C \frac{zf'(z)}{f(z)} \,ds$$ Where $C$ is the circle $|z|=5$. What I've tried: I tried using the ...
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doubt in complex integration

I was doing problems on complex integration and got stuck at one question. The question is $$ \int_{\gamma}{{\rm e}^{{\rm i}\pi z}\left(z + i\right)^{2}\cos\left(nz\right) ...
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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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Complex analysis integration with residues.

I have to show that $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}\frac{d\theta}{(a^{2}\cos^{2}\theta+b^{2}\sin^{2}\theta)^{2}} =\frac{ \pi(a^{2}+b^{2})}{a^{3}b^{3}}$$ where $a,b>0$. I have tried using double angle formulas ...
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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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Is this Integral calculation correct?

Can someone confirm if my solution is right or if I have done something that is not permitted $$ \begin{align} & \int_\gamma e^{\pi z}=\int_\gamma \left( \frac{ e^{\pi z}}{\pi}\right)' \, dz ...
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How to find $\int_0^{\pi}\frac{\sin n\theta}{\cos\theta-\cos\alpha}d\theta$

I was doing some work in physics and I came up with a definite integral. I tried everything I could but couldn't solve the integral. The integral is $$ \int_0^\pi {\sin\left(n\theta\right)\over ...
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Analytic function with values at specific points

Problem: Show that there is no function $f$, holomorphic on a neighbourhood of $z=0$, such that its value on $z=\frac{1}{n}$ is $(-1)^n (\frac{1}{n})$. To contrast, find a function holomorphic ...
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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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How can an improper integral have multiple values?

Integrals like this are said to dependend on the contour of integration: $$\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{x\sin x}{x^2-\sigma^2}dx=\pi e^{i\sigma}\space \mathrm{or}\quad \pi \cos\sigma $$ How is it ...
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problem about complex integration

The question is to find $\displaystyle\int \frac{z^2-z+1}{z-1}dz$ over $|z|=1$. My solution is : Using cauchy's integral formula we have $\displaystyle f(1) = \frac{1}{2\pi i}\int ...
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Did I calculate this (simple) integral correctly?

Given the contour $C$: we are asked to calculate $\displaystyle\frac{1}{2\pi i}\oint \frac{ze^{z^2-4z}}{z^2-1}dz$. I wrote it as such: $$\frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{1}{2\pi i}\oint ...
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How to calculate $\int_{\partial B_2(0)}\frac{2z^2+7z+11}{z^3+4z^2-z-4}\;dz$?

I want to calculate $$\displaystyle\int_{\partial B_2(0)}\underbrace{\frac{2z^2+7z+11}{z^3+4z^2-z-4}}_{=:f(z)}\;dz\tag{0}$$ Partial fraction decomposition yields ...
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If $f$ has pole of order $m$, then $\text{res}\left(f,z_0\right)=\lim_{z\to z_0}\frac{1}{(m-1)!}\left\{(z-z_0)^mf(z)\right\}^{(m-1)}$

Statement: Let $$f(z):=\sum_{k=-\infty}^\infty a_kz^k$$ have a pole of order $m$ at $z_0$. Then $$\text{res}\left(f,z_0\right)=\lim_{z\to z_0}\frac{1}{(m-1)!}\left\{(z-z_0)^mf(z)\right\}^{(m-1)}$$ ...
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integral of complex logarithm

Consider the integral $$I=\int_0^{2\pi}\log\left|re^{it}-a\right|\,dt$$ where $a$ is a complex number and $0<r<|a|$. We have ...
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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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Is an integral in the complex plane an integral over a single number?

A recent question from Juan Saloman reminded me of something that has nagged me for years, and I have never understood and never heard explained. (or maybe I just don't remember, but anyway ...) In ...
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Can I switch the order of integration and “Real(z)” operation?

Let $f(z,\eta)$ be an entire function. I need to calculate (numerically) the integral: $$\int\limits _{0}^{\pi}\mbox{Re}\left(\int\limits _{0}^{\pi}f\left(z,\eta\right)d\eta\right)dz$$ Can I switch ...
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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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Find $\int_\gamma \frac{dz}{z^2}$ wihtout explicit calculations

Evaluate the following integral without doing any explicit calculations: $\int_\gamma \frac{dz}{z^2}$ where $\gamma(t) = \cos(t) + 2i\sin(t)$ for $0 \le t \le 2\pi$. This exercise comes along with ...
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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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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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Complex integral over circle using Cauchy's formula

I have to integrate the complex function $$ \frac{e^z-1}{z^5} $$ over the curve $\gamma(t)=1+re^{-5it}$ where $t \in [0,2\pi]$. The curve has winding number -5 with respect to a point inside the disc ...
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Complex integral involving logarithm

I've been working on this integral for quite a while and I think I've been able to progress but now I'm stuck. So I have to prove that $$\int_C f(z)\ dz =\int_C\frac{2z}{(1+z^2)\log(2+z^2)}dz =\pi ...
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A Contour Integral I

What is the value of the integral \begin{align} \int_{-a}^{c} \sqrt{ \frac{a+x}{c-x} } \ \frac{dx}{(d-x)(x-b)} \end{align}