Questions on the evaluation of integrals along a locus in the complex plane.

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Integration of a analytic function

here is the problem I currently try to solve: $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\left((1+ixa^2)^{-\frac{n_1}{2}}\cdot(1+ixb^2)^{-\frac{n_2}{2}}\right)e^{icx} \mathrm{d}x $$ with $a,b,c\geq0$ (real ...
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Generalization to this integral

$$ \int_0^\infty \frac{\ln(1 + x^a)x^s}{1+x^2} \ dx $$ Actually the problem was $ \displaystyle \int_0^\infty \frac{\ln(1 + x^a)}{(1+x^2)\ln(x)} \ dx $. But I guess the form of a Mellin Transform ...
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Contour integral mystery: why is the answer different from Maple/Matlab?

The mystery is that here is a fairly standard contour integral which can be done by the residue theorem. Yet when I tried to evaluate it using numerical softwares like Maple or Matlab, the answer is ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^\infty \frac{\sqrt{x}}{x^2+1}\log\left(\frac{x+1}{2\sqrt{x}}\right)\;dx$

Prove that $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\sqrt{x}}{x^2+1}\log\left(\frac{x+1}{2\sqrt{x}}\right)\;dx=\frac{\pi\sqrt{2}}{2}\log\left(1+\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}\right).$$ I managed to prove this result with some ...
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Evaluating the integral $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}{e^{2i\mu t}\frac{{\sin^2{\lambda t}}}{\lambda t^2}}dt$

It is stated that (for $\lambda>0$) $$\frac{1}{\pi}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}{e^{2i\mu t}\frac{{\sin^2{\lambda t}}}{\lambda t^2}}dt = 1-\frac{|\mu|}{\lambda}$$ for $ 0\leq|\mu|\leq\lambda$, and zero ...
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$|\oint_{\mu_2^R}\frac{ze^{iz}}{z^2+a^2}dz|\rightarrow 0$ as $R\rightarrow\infty$

I have been trying to solve the integral $\int_0^\infty\frac{x\sin(x)}{x^2+a^2}dx$ for $a>0$ by using contour integration. To do this, I defined $f(z):=\frac{ze^{iz}}{z^2+a^2}$, and am trying to ...
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Problem with setting limits on a Line Integral

Problem: Evaluate the line integral of the vector field $$f(x,y)=(x^2-2xy)i+(y^2-2xy)j$$ from $(-1,1)$ to $(1,1)$ along the parabola $y=x^2$. I've never tried to compute Line Integrals before ...
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Question about Meijer-G definition and identity

I'm trying to wrap my mind around computation involving the Meijer $G$ function, as defined here. (Edit: I'm actually using a somewhat mixed notation using the definitions from MathWorld and the ...
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A countor integral involving a branch cut

How can the branch cut be handled in the contour integral, for $|b| \leq 1, \, a > 1$, $$\int_{-1}^{1} \frac{\ln(x+a)}{(x+b) \, \sqrt{1-x^{2}}} \, dx \quad ?$$ If $a=1$ can the value of the ...
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What is a “Contour Integral” and how do I evaluate one?

A very general question, I apologize, but as you read this, hopefully you get what I'm asking. Recently, Bernoulli Numbers have caught my eye, for I am studying infinite series' and it is a part of ...
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Integrate $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\cosh(\beta x)}{1+\cosh( \beta x )} e^{-x^2} x^2 \rm{d}x$

Integrate $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\cosh(\beta x)}{1+\cosh( \beta x )} e^{-x^2} x^2 \rm{d}x, $$ with $\beta \in \mathbb{R}$ and $\beta > 0$. Numerical integration shows that this ...
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Solve the following contour integral (Complex Analysis)

Compute the following integral: $$\int_{\delta D_1(0)} \frac{e^{z}}z dz $$ So I rewrote the formula in terms of $x$ and $y$ since $z = x + iy$ I got $$f(z) = \frac{e^xysin(y) + ...
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Definite integral $1/(x^2-b^2)$ over the real axis

I'm interested in the definite integral \begin{align} I\equiv\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{x^2-b^2}=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(x+b) (x-b)}.\tag{1} \end{align} Obviously, it has two poles ...
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Integral $\int z^2\Re(J_1(z))dz$=$\int y^{3/2} \Re \left[\frac{1}{\sqrt y} (1-e^{-y})\right]dy$

Hi I am trying to simplify and calculate the integral below. $$ I=\int x^2 \, \Re\left[{J_1(a x)}\right]dx=\frac{1}{a^3}\int z^2 \Re\left[\frac{z}{2}\sum_{k\geq 0} \frac{(-1)^k}{k!\Gamma(k+2)} ...
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Is there a deep reason why replacing $\cos(x)$ with $e^{ix}$ and taking the real part often makes a contour integral work out?

I'm grading a complex analysis course right now and it turns out to involve a lot of contour integration. For instance, students are asked to find the integral $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\cos (ax)}{(x^2 ...
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Integral using Cauchy's integral formula and residue theorem

So, I'm having trouble getting the correct value for the integral $\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{\cos^2(3\theta)}{5-4\cos(2\theta)}\mathrm{d}\theta$. I substitute the exponential form of cosine into the ...
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Why is $\zeta(1+it) \neq 0$ equivalent to the prime number theorem?

Reading through Titchmarsh's book on the Riemann zeta function, chapter 3 discusses the Prime Number Theorem. One way to prove this result is to check the zeta function has no zeros on the line $z = ...
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Contour integral of $\frac{1}{\sqrt z}$ with branch cut

I am a physicist who usually doesn't need to care about the fact that square root is not single-valued on the complex plane. But I would like to give a meaning to and compute the contour integrals : ...
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What is the solution to this integral?

In some calculation, I encounter an integral of the form \begin{equation} \int_{-\infty}^\infty \text dz\ \frac{1}{z-i\varepsilon}e^{- a z^2+i b z}, \end{equation} where $a>0$ and $b$ are some ...
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Physical interpretation of residues

What is physical interpretation of residues of poles (of any order) of a complex function? Poles represents the points where a complex function cease to be analytic and residues are calculated to ...
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Infinite encirclement of branch cut

Consider the integral $$I=\int _\Gamma\frac{1}{4+i(\log z)^2}dz$$ Where $\Gamma$ encircles the unit circle infinitely many times. Would it then make sense to use a parameter n: encirclement count, ...
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A question about complex integration of $\frac{1}{p(z)}$

Let $p(z)$ be a polynomial of degree $n\ge 2$. Is it true that, there is a $R>0$ such that $$\int\limits_{|z|=R}{\frac{1}{p(z)}dz}=0?$$ My attempt is: there is a $R>0$ such that $|p(z)|\ge ...
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Integration of Bessel functions:Finding a suitable contour

I have below function to integrate; $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{J_{0}(ax)x^3}{k^2-x^2} dx$$ here $a,k$ are constants. Since this is an odd function, I am not allowed to extend the limits from negative ...
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Contour integration from zero to infinity

When solving an improper integration from $0$ to $\infty$ which involves an even function, the integration limits can be extended from $-\infty$ to $\infty$. For example consider even function $f(x)$; ...
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Residue Theorem on an integral contains a Hankel function and a cosine function

I am trying to solve below integration; $$\int_{0}^{\infty} H_{0}^{1}(pR)\sin(pR)\frac{p}{k^2-p^2} dp$$ here $k,R$ are constants. This is related to the question link. Below shows my approach to get ...
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Residue theorem on even function integration

I need to integrate below function; $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\sin(pR)}{R}\frac{p}{k^2-p^2} dp$$ here $k,R$ are constants. Since this is an even function of $p$, I tried applying the residue ...
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calculate $\int_{0}^{\pi} \frac{dx}{a+\sin^2(x)} $using complex analysis

where $a>1$ calculate $$\int_{0}^{\pi} \dfrac{dx}{a+\sin^2(x)}$$ I tried to use the regular $z=e^{ix}$ in $|z|=1$ contour. ($2\sin(x) = z-\frac1z)$, but it turned out not to work well because ...
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Asymptotic form of an integral to an power law decaying function

$$ f(x)=\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1-x^2}{4x}\ln\left|\frac{1+x}{1-x}\right| $$ This function is not analytic at $x=1$. The plot is shown: The integral is: $$ I=\int_0^\infty g(x) \sin(2b rx) dx $$ where ...
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How to calculate this Ei(x)-involved definite integral?

I want to solve the integral attached below by means of residue theorem. I tried the common integration ways and seeked references(e.g, Rjadov, et. al). Finally, I decided to solve this integral by ...
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Contour integration of logarithm: $g(\omega) \log[1 - \chi(q,\omega)]$

I'm trying to calculate the integral $$ \frac{1}{2\pi i} \int_\mathcal{C} g(\omega) \log[1 - \chi(q,\omega)], $$ where $g(\omega) = (e^{\beta \omega}-1)^{-1}$ has an infinite number of evenly spaced ...
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Is this a Morera´s Theorem Application?

Let $G \subset \mathbb C$ be a domain and $f: G \to \mathbb C$ a continuous function such that for any closed and rectifiable path $\gamma \subset G$, $$ \left| \oint_\gamma f(z)dz \right|\leq \left( ...
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Assumptions on functions so that integral is zero

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ and $g:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ be two arbitrary functions. Assume $g\in L^2(\mathbb{R})$. I'm looking to find out the minimal set of assumptions on $f$ and $g$ such ...
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Calculate complex integral

Let $C$ be a circle $\gamma=\partial B (0,2)$ oriented positively. I have to calculate $$\int_\gamma \frac{-\cos(1/z)}{\sin(1/z)z^2}dz$$ My attempt: Notice that $\sin(1/z)$ is meromorphic inside ...
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Laplace Inverse

I want to find the laplace inverse of $$s^{-3/2}$$ the steps given in the solution manual are as follows: $$\frac{2}{\sqrt\pi}\frac{\sqrt\pi}{2s^{3/2}}=2\sqrt{\frac t\pi}$$ I know the first part ...
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Show the integration with a complex variable

I want to show that there exists inverse Laplace transform, $f(t)$ of the function $F(\lambda)$. In other word, given $F(\lambda)$, existence of function $f(t)$ such that $$ ...
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Translated complex gaussian-type integral: $\int_0^{\infty} \exp(i(t-\alpha)^2) dt$

It's fairly straight forward to show that $$ \int_0^{\infty} \exp(it^2) dt = \frac{\sqrt{\pi}}{2}\exp\left(i\frac{\pi}{4}\right) $$ via complex contour integration over a contour shaped like a piece ...
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Compute definite integral

Question: Compute $$\int_0^1 \frac{\sqrt{x-x^2}}{x+2}dx.$$ Attempt: I've tried various substitutions with no success. Looked for a possible contour integration by converting this into a rational ...
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Series involving Laguerre polynomials

Given the series \begin{align} S_{x}(a) = \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} (-1)^{k+1} \, \binom{x-1}{k} \, L_{k+n-1}(a) \end{align} where $L_{m}(x)$ is the Laguerre polynomial. By using \begin{align} L_{n}(z) = ...
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Integral with complex variable

I want to compute $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{\sqrt{x+yi +2}} dy $$ where $i$ is the imaginary number. How to compute this integral??
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What enclosure should I choose to evaluate the next integral using residues?

I have to solve the next integral: $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{ibx}(e^{ia/x}-1)dx$$ where $a,b$ are real parameters. I can use Jordan´s Theorem to show that as $f(z)=e^{ibz}g(z)$ where $g(z)=(e^{ ia ...
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Do we have a inverse Laplace transform of $\frac{1}{\arctan s}$

Do we have a closed form of this seemingly very simple inverse transformation? If no closed form, what about its asymptotic form? Does this satisfies the criterion to have its inverse ...
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Contour Integration of a Complex function

In the context of contour integration: For positive real values of $\alpha$ the following integral is $$ I(\alpha)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{e^{it\alpha}}{1+t^2}dt=\frac{\pi}{e^{\alpha}} $$ Why ...
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evaluate $\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{\cos x + \sin x +2}\, dx $

This is supposed to be a very easy integral, however I cannot get around. Evaluate: $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{\cos x + \sin x +2}\, dx$$ What I did is: $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}\frac{dx}{\cos x + \sin x ...
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Evaluate $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{a+ix}}{a^2+x^2}\,dx$ using residue calculus

I'm asked to evaluate $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{a+ix}}{a^2+x^2}\,dx$$ $\mathbb{R}\ni a>0$, using residue calculus (where $\sqrt{\cdot}$ is the PV $\sqrt{}$). My approach is as follows: ...
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Integration using residue theorem

Can you find, using residue theorem, ($\epsilon >0$), the value of this integral ($I$)? \begin{equation} I=\lim_{\epsilon->0^{+}} \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{dw}{w+i\epsilon} \end{equation} ...
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Contour Integration of Simple Closed Contour

Let C be any simple closed contour inside the annulus 4 < |z| < 6. Show that there holds: $$ \int_C \frac{dz}{z^2+1} = 0$$ To begin: I know that there are poles at $\pm i$ and that the ...
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Why $\lim_{R\to\infty}\int_{0}^{\pi}\sin(R^{2}e^{2i\theta})iRe^{i\theta}\:\mathrm{d}\theta = -\sqrt{\frac{\pi}{2}}$

This is a short question, but I'm simply not sure where to start, I know by Jordan's Lemma that the integral is not $0$, but I only know the below result due to Mathematica. ...
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Complex contour integral of fraction of polynomials

Let $n \in \mathbb{N}_0$ and set $p(z) = z^n + a_1 z^{n-1} + \cdots$ and $q(z) = z^{n+1} + b_1 z^{n} + \cdots$ to be two monic complex polynomials with no common zeros. I want to prove that ...
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Locations of singularities of a function with respect to given contours

Show that $\int_{C_1}f=\int_{C_2}f$, where $C_1:|z|=1$, $C_2:|z|=2$, and $f(z)=\frac{2z+1}{\sin z}$. Hint: Locate the singularities of $f$ in each case and indicate their location with respect ...
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Complex Integrations and Contours

Show that $$\int_C \frac{2 z^2-5}{(z^2+1)(z^2+4)} dz \le \frac{\pi R (2 R^2+5)}{(R^2-1)(R^2-4)} $$ Let $C$ be the upper half of the circle $z=R$ for any $R>2$. Do I need to actually find the ...