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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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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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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 ...
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Complex Integral - exponential divided by a monomial

How does one solve integrals like this- $$I=\int^\beta_0 dx \frac{\exp(i\omega_nx)}{x-a}$$ where $\omega_n=\frac{\pi n}{\beta} $. EDIT: $\beta$ is a finite, real ...
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Complex Analysis, Integral over a Square

Given that $C$ is the boundary of the square with corners at $\pm4 \pm4i$ (sorry my formatting always seems to be stubborn, but that is plus or minus 4 plus or minus 4i, I am asked to compute $$\int_C ...
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A problem with Cauchy Theorem

I want to resolve the folowing contour integral, using the Cauchy theorem: $$ \oint_C \cot(\pi z)\,dz $$ where $C$ is rectangle defined by $x=\frac{1}{2},x=\pi, y=-1, y=1 $ I do understand that ...
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How to handle the complex integration of this function around a branch point

I have this complex integral to which I don't know if it's possible to assign a value: The integral is on a small circle around the origin. The function is $\frac{1}{(z-1)\sqrt{z}}$. The fact is ...
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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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Cauchy's argument principle, trouble working simple contour integral

I'm trying to teach myself Cauchy's argument principle by doing a simple example, but apparently I'm missing something, because every time I try to do the contour integral I get 0. Cauchy's argument ...
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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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A contour integral for Fourier transform

How does one show the following, preferably with contour integral on the complex plane? $$\frac{\Gamma(\alpha)}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^\infty (ik)^{-\alpha}e^{-ikx}dk = (-x)_+^{\alpha-1},$$ where $x$ is ...
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find general solution to the Differential equation

Find the general solution to the differential equation \begin{equation} \frac{dy}{dx}= 3x^2 y^2 - y^2 \end{equation} I get \begin{equation} y=6xy^2 + 6x^2 y\frac{dy}{dx} - 2y\frac{dy}{dx} ...
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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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Complex integral using residue theorem

I have $$\int_{|z|=1} z^m \sin\left(\frac{1}{z}\right)~dz,$$ for $m = 0,1,2,\dots$ I know that there is a singularity at $z=0$, and this singularity is within the curve, thus the residue theorem ...
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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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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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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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Integrating $z^n$ and $(\overline{z})^n$ along a line segment in the complex plane

Let $z_1$ and $z_2$ be distinct points of $\mathbb{C}$. Let $[z_1,z_2]$ denote the oriented line segment starting at $z_1$ and ending at $z_2$. Evaluate the integral of $z^n$ and $(\overline{z})^n$ ...
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Finding the integral $\int_0^\pi\dfrac{d\theta}{(2+\cos\theta)^2}$ by complex analysis

Trying to find the integral $\int_0^\pi\dfrac{d\theta}{(2+\cos\theta)^2}$ by complex analysis, I let $z = \exp(i\theta)$, $dz = i \exp(i\theta)d\theta$, so $ d\theta=\dfrac{dz}{iz}$. I am trying ...
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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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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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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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line integral versus complex integral

Let $a\in \mathbb C, r>0$ and $\gamma_r=\partial D(0,r)$. I want to evaluate the following line integral $$I=\int_{\gamma_r}\frac{1}{|z-a|^2}ds.$$ I'm looking for a complex function $g(z)$ such ...