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

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Proper way to set up “Pac-Man” contour integral

I'm trying to evaluate $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{x^a}{1+x} \: dx, \: -1<a<0 $$ using contour integrals. Actually, I have found the correct answer using a "Pac-Man" contour and residues. My only ...
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Contour Integral: $\int^{1}_{0}\frac{1}{\sqrt[n]{1-x^n}}dx$

I want to compute: $\int^{1}_{0}\frac{1}{\sqrt[n]{1-x^n}}dx$ for natural $n>1$ using Residue Calculus. I am thinking of using some kind of a keyhole or bone contour that could go around the ...
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Calculating Riemann zeta function of a complex number given the complex contour integral

Can you please demonstrate how one would calculate the Riemann Zeta function of any complex number, given that the Riemann Zeta function is equal to the following (shown in ...
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What does this complex contour integral represent?

How would one evaluate the following complex contour integral in "Integral and Series Representations of Riemann’s Zeta function, Dirichelet’s Eta Function and a Medley of Related Results." The ...
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Calculating $\int_0^\pi \sin^2t\;dt$ using the residue theorem

I want to use the residue theorem to calculate $$I:=\int_0^\pi \sin^2t\;dt$$ Since $\sin^2$ is an even function, we've got $$I=\frac{1}{2}\int_0^{2\pi}\sin^2t\;dt$$ The solution of this exercise ...
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Integrating $\int_0^1 dx\,\ln(x-a)/(x-b)$ paying attention to cuts.

I am trying to compute the following integral, for complex $a$ and $b$ $$\int ^1 _0 dx \frac{\ln(x-a)}{x-b}$$ by turning it into something in terms of dilogarithms. But for certain values of $a$ ...
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Show elementarily that $\lim_{R\to\infty}\int_{\Gamma_1} \frac{e^{iz}}{z} = 0$

Context: I am trying to show that $\int_0^\infty x^{-1}\sin x dx = \frac{\pi}{2}$ using complex analysis, by first integrating $\oint_{\Gamma} z^{-1}e^{iz}$, where $\Gamma$ is a closed contour ...
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Computing a very messy contour integral

I'm hoping that someone might be able to help me with the following problem. I'll walk through my current work and indicate where I'm stuck. Compute the contour integral: $$ \oint_{|z-1-i| = ...
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Contour integral method

Let $f(z)=z^5-3iz^2+2z-1+i$. Evaluate the integral of $\frac{f'(z)}{f(z)}$ around a contour $C$ where $C$ encloses all the zeroes of $f$. I'm not sure what to do here. It seems unlikely I should be ...
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Complex contour integral properties

Do I understand correctly, that for complex line integrals the properties of common integrals (e.g. Riemann-integrals) cannot be applied? Neither linearity: $$\int_\gamma \beta \;f(z)dz \not = ...
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Computing a contour integral over curve not centered at origin

Consider the integral $$ \int_C \frac{1}{z} \, dz $$ where $C$ is the circle of radius $R$ centered at the point $z_0 \in \mathbb{C}$. We parametrize the curve by $z(\theta) = z_0 + Re^{i\theta}$ ...
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Clarification of Contour Integration [duplicate]

I apologise if this seems like an elementary and silly question, but I am confused about the integral $$I=\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{\cos{x}}{1+x^2}dx=\frac{\pi}{e}$$ If I consider a semicircular ...
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Proving that a function is analytic

I'm struggling with the following problem: Problem: Suppose that $h$ is a continuous function on a simple closed curve $\gamma$. Define $$ H(w) = \oint_{\gamma} \frac{h(z)}{z - w} \, dz. $$ Show ...
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Contour intergals of rational fuction

Consider $$F=\frac {x}{x^3+y^3}dx+\frac{y}{x^3+y^3}dy$$ 1) Show that $\int_GF=0$, where $G$ is the arc of a circle or radius $r$ in the first quadrant. 2) Compute the integral of $F$ along the ...
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Contour integrals and Cauchy's theorem

1) Let $C$ be a contour beginning and ending at 1. Suppose that $f(z)$ is analytic on $C$. Then is it true that the contour integral of $f$ around $C$ is 0? This looks to be true by Cauchy's theorem ...
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Theoretical question regarding Cauchy integral theorem

As we know, according to the Cauchy integral theorem we can easily evaluate an integral of an analytic complex function along the curve connecting two points in a complex plane. Thus for a curve ...
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Contour integral: different answers with different contours

Good day to everyone. I have a following contour integral problem. I have to find a solution for the integral $$\underset{\gamma_r }{\oint }\frac{e^{\lambda s} }{(1-s) s^{a-b} \left(s-\theta ...
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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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Show that the complex closed line integral $\oint\frac{\mathrm{d}z}{p(z)}$ is $0$ ($p$ is polynomial)

Let $p$ be a polynomial of degree $n\geq2$ and has $n$ different roots $z_1,\dots,z_n$. Prove that $\oint\frac{\mathrm{d}z}{p(z)}=0$ where the closed path is large enough so that all roots are in the ...
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Contour integration on a rectangle

Another qualifier problem: Suppose $f(z): \mathbb{C} \mapsto \mathbb{C}$ is entire and $\exists M,A>0$ such that $$ |f(x+iy)| \leq \frac{A}{1+x^2} e^{2 \pi M |y|} \: \forall x,y \in \mathbb{R}. ...
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Choose appropriate contour for a complex integral

I have a problem to solve integral $$ I = \int^{\infty}_0 \frac{\mathrm{d}x}{(x-z)(1+x^2)^{\kappa+2}} $$ I can solve the same integral with borders $-\infty$ to $\infty$ using residue theorem but ...
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The integral along a circle of the inverse linear function is zero

Assume ${\rm C}$ is a circle and $a,b$ are distinct points in the interior of ${\rm C}$. How can we see that the complex integral $$ \frac{1}{b - a} \int_{\rm C}\left(\frac{1}{z - a} - \frac{1}{z - ...
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How to compute $\int_C {e^{3z}-z\over (z+1)^2z^2}$?

I am asked to compute the integral $$ \int_C {e^{3z}-z\over (z+1)^2z^2} $$ where $C$ is a circle with the center at the origin and radius ${1 \over 2}$. My approach was to separate the integral as a ...
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Does anyone have a good reference on calculating contour integrals around the unit circle (numerically or otherwise)?

I am looking for a reference that will help me calculate contour integrals around the unit circle or other curve. I have a particularly ugly function which isn't likely to have a nice closed form so I ...
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Conditions for changing the order of integration for contour integral.

I assume an integral $$I=\int_0^\infty f(x)g(x)\mathrm dx \tag{1}$$ where the function $f(x)$ can be represented as a contour integral in complex plane: $$f(x)=\oint_\Delta ...
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Integrating $xe^{a/x^2 - x^2}\text{Erfi}(x/\sqrt{2})$?

I want to solve any of the two integrals for the complex number $a$ \begin{aligned} I_1 & = \int\limits_{0}^{\infty} xe^{a/x^2 - x^2}\text{Erfi}(x/\sqrt{2}) dx\\ I_2 & = ...
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Definite integrals and möbius transformations

In examples I have seen for solving an infinite integral from $-\infty$ to $\infty$ using contour integration, the real axis becomes part of the contour of integration in the complex plane, and the ...
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Gaussian integral involving $\cos\circ\sin$

I stumbled upon an integral of the form $$\int_{\mathbb R} e^{-x^2/2}\cos(a\sin (bx+ic))\,{\mathrm d}x$$ for some real constant $a,b,c$. Has anybody ever seen such an integral? Mathematica doesn't ...
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Method for evaluating $\int_{|z| = 1} \dfrac{z^2}{\sqrt[4]{P(z)}} dz$

I have a problem where I must evaluate $$\int_{|z| = 1} \dfrac{z^2}{\sqrt[4]{P(z)}} dz$$ Where $P(z)$ is a polynomial with degree at least four and has exactly four roots in the unit circle. I know ...
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An interesting identity involving powers of $\pi$ and alternating zeta series

It happens that, for any $m\geq 1$, $$\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}\frac{(-1)^n}{(2n+1)^{2m+1}}=\frac{E_{2m}}{2\cdot(2m)!}\left(\frac{\pi}{2}\right)^{2m+1}\tag{1}$$ where $E_{2m}$ is an integer number. My ...
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Definite integrals with complex analysis

Can anyone explain me why: $$\int_{C_r}\frac{1}{z} \mathrm{d}z+\int_{C_r}\frac{e^{iz}-1}{z}\mathrm{d}z\stackrel{r \to 0^+}{=}\pi i$$ $C_r$ is half circle from $r$ to $-r$
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Inverse Laplace with $\ln$

How can I compute the inverse Laplace of 1) $\ln\left(\dfrac{s+1}{s-1}\right)$ 2) $\ln\left(\dfrac{s-1}{s}\right)$. Can someone please hep me to do these two problems
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Contour integral $\int^\pi_{-\pi}(a-\cos\theta)^b\exp(c\cos\theta)d\theta$ assuming $a>1$, $b>0$, $c>0$

Under the condition $a>1$, $b>0$, $c>0$, is there any good function to express the following integral? $$ \int^\pi_{-\pi}\left(a-\cos\theta\right)^b\exp\left(c\cos\theta\right)d\theta $$ I ...
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Showing integral on contour tends to zero

I'm trying to prove: $$\int \frac{e^{t(z+\frac{1}{z})}}{z^2} = \sum_0 ^{\infty} b_m t^{2m+1}$$ Where the integral is over a contour centre the origin, radius R, and the $b_m$ are some coefficients. ...
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What is the intuition behind contours and their geometric properties

What is the the intuition behind contours? Can someone explain whar are contours, their geometric properties in simple manner
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Integrating $1/\sqrt{z^{2}-1}$ on some contour

If I wanted to integrate $$\oint \frac{1}{\sqrt{z^{2}-1}}$$ Say around a circular contour radius $2$ centre $0$, how would I do that? Does the function have poles at $\pm 1$ or are they just "branch ...
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inverse laplace transform of $$p^{-3/2}e^{-\sqrt{pa}}(\cos(\sqrt{ap})+\sin(\sqrt{ap}))$$

I used the Residue theorem to solve this problem. But, I could not obtain the solution given by $$\mathscr{L}^{-1}\left( { p^{-3/2}e^{-\sqrt{pa}}\over{2\sqrt{2}}} [\cos(\sqrt{ap})+\sin(\sqrt{ap})] ...
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Contour Integral of $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{1}{x^4+1} dx $ - Missing a factor of 2

I'm supposed to evaluate: $$ \int_0^{\infty} \frac{1}{x^4+1} dx $$ Consider $$ \oint \frac{1}{z^4+1} dz = \oint \frac{1}{(z - \frac{1-i}{\sqrt 2})(z + \frac{1-i}{\sqrt 2})(z - \frac{1+i}{\sqrt ...
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Line Integrals in complex plane

I recently learned about line integral in the complex plane in my Complex Analysis class but I'm struggling a bit with some exercises, namely: Calculate $\oint_c f(z) dz$, where: a) $f(z)= ...
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Complex Integration: $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\sin x}{x(k^2x^2 +1)} dx $

I'm supposed to evaluate: $$ \int_0^{\infty} \frac{\sin x}{x(k^2x^2 +1)} dx $$ Attempt Consider $ \int_0^{\infty} \frac{e^{iz}}{x(k^2x^2 +1)} dz $ Simple poles at $z = \pm \frac{i}{k} $, simple ...
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Calculating this integral: $\int_{\partial_{10}(1-2i)}\frac{39!\require{cancel}\cancel{z^z}z^z}{(z+4)^{42}}dz$

Please take a look at $$\int_{\partial B_{10}(1-2i)}\frac{39!\require{cancel}\cancel{z^z}ze^z}{(z+4)^{42}}dz$$ At a first glance, this looks like a case for Cauchy's differentiation formula, which ...
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If $\gamma$ is a path from $0$ to $1$, what do we know about $\displaystyle\int_\gamma\frac{1}{z\pm i}dz$?

Let $\gamma$ denote a path from $0$ to $1$ which doesn't cross $\pm i$. What can we say about $$\int_\gamma\frac{1}{z\pm i}dz$$
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Contour integral of $\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{A - cos \theta} d\theta$

I'm supposed to evaluate $\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{A - cos \theta} d\theta$ Using a contour of a unit circle, $z=e^{i\theta}$. This is the same as: $$2i \oint \frac{1}{z^2 - Az + 1 } dz $$ The ...
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Calculate $\int_0^\infty\frac{\sin x}xdx$ by integration of a suitable function along given paths [duplicate]

How can I calculate $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\sin x}xdx$$ by integration of a suitable function along the following paths: where $R$ and $\varepsilon$ are the radius of the shown outer and inner ...
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Show that $f(a)=\frac{1} {2\pi}{\int_C {\frac{(R^2-a \overline a)f(z)}{(z-a)(R^2-z \overline a)}dz}}$

The function $f(z)$ is regular when $|z|<R'$ Show that if $|a|<R<R'$ then $$f(a)=\frac{1} {2\pi}{\int_C {\frac{(R^2-a \overline a)f(z)}{(z-a)(R^2-z \overline a)}dz}}$$ Where $C$ is the ...
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Contour integration of $\frac{(\ln z)^2}{z^2+1} $

I'm supposed to take the principal branch of $\ln z$ and evaluate this integral: $$ \oint \frac{(\ln z)^2}{z^2+1} $$ Attempt I suppose the integral they are talking about is something like ...
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Complex integral of $\frac{\cos x}{x^2+4} $

I want to evaluate: $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{\cos x}{x^2 +4} dx $$ Using wolfram alpha, it gave an answer of $\frac{\pi}{2e^2}$. Wolfram Alpha is never wrong. Attempt $$ ...
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Complex Contour Integration - Complex Analysis

I'm just practising for my upcoming exam, and I've come across a question I'm having a bit of difficulty with. I've been asked to show the following; $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{dz}{\cosh(z)} = ...
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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}
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Complex integration Question - Contour Method [duplicate]

I'm asked to find: $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{\ln(x^2+1)}{1+x^2} dx $$ Attempt Considering $$ \oint \frac{\ln(z^2+1)}{(z+i)(z-i)} dz $$ So first I find the branch points of the function. This ...