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

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Is there no analytic form of $\int_b^c\frac{\sqrt{x}e^x\text{erfc}(\sqrt{x})}{\sqrt{a-x}}dx$ ?

I am trying to find an analytic answer for $\int_b^c\frac{\sqrt{x}e^x\text{erfc}(\sqrt{x})}{\sqrt{a-x}}dx$ but it doesn't seem to be in any of the integral tables that I've looked in. I don't think ...
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Improper Integral of $x^2/\cosh(x)$

I need to compute the improper integral $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}{\frac{x^{2}}{\cosh\left(x\right)}\,{\rm d}x} $$ using contour integration and possibly principal values. Trying to approach this as ...
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Integration using Cauchy Integral Formula

If $f(z)$ is analytic in $|z-a|<R$ and $0<r<R$, then $f'(a) = \frac{1}{r\pi}\int_{0}^{2pi}F(\theta)e^{-i\theta}\,d\theta$, where F($\theta$) is the real part of $f(a+re^{i\theta})$. I ...
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Clarification of Cauchy Principal Value and use of Contour Integration

I am evaluating the improper integral $\int_{-\infty}^\infty{\frac{\sin^3 x}{x^3}dx}$; I am also told to show that this is equal to its principal value, and use this fact to evaluate the integral. I ...
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Closed contour within a closed contour integral

Let $C$ and $D$ be two closed contours, $D$ lying completely within $C$, and let $a$ be a point between $C$ and $D$. Show that: $$ f(a) = \frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{C}\frac{f(z)}{z-a}dz - ...
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Trouble with $\int_0^\infty e^{-ix^2}\mathrm{d}x$

I'm trying to evaluate $$ \int_0^\infty \mathrm{d}x\ e^{-ix^2}. $$ I tried to integrate on the following contour $\Gamma_R$: the frontier of a circular sector, centered at the origin, of angle $\pi / ...
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Why does the Cauchy-Goursat theorem not apply here?

Let $C$ denote the positively oriented boundary of the half disk $0 \le r \le 1, 0 \le \theta \le \pi$, and let $f(z)$ be a continuous function defined on that half disk by writing $f(0) = 0$ and ...
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Computing the integral $ \int_0^{\infty} e^{-\phi^2+\phi}\cdot \phi^{2} \ln(1-2x\cos\phi+x^2)\, d\phi. $

Integrate $$ \int_0^{\infty} e^{-\phi^2+\phi}\cdot \phi^{2} \ln(1-2x\cos\phi+x^2) \, d\phi. $$ Something that may help $(1-2x\cos\phi+x^2)=(1-xe^{i\phi})(1-xe^{-i\phi})$. And using the series ...
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Differentiation wrt parameter $\int_0^\infty \sin^2(x)\cdot(x^2(x^2+1))^{-1}dx$

Use differentiation with respect to parameter obtaining a differential equation to solve $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{\sin^2(x)}{x^2(x^2+1)}dx $$ No complex variables, only this approach. Interesting ...
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Evaluating this complex integral, how?? [duplicate]

Looking through past papers to prepare for my exam and found this: You are asked to integrate this around the following contour: and show that it's equal to: I have found the residue of this ...
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Cauchy Riemann equations, do these satisfy it??

I have this question and am unsure of my approach. I have applied the Cauchy Riemann conditions to it: and found that this condition is true. Is that sufficient and does it make sense?
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definiteinteggral

The integral is given by $$\int_0^1 \frac{\ln (1-x)\ln x}{1+x} dx = \frac{1}{8}\big(-\pi^2\ln(4) +13\zeta(3)\big).$$ Any ideas how to prove? We cannot solve the integral so easily because we cannot ...
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Find the residue(s) of this function at each pole that lies in the contour?

Going through past papers and found this residue question I can't do. The question asks you to find the residue at each pole that lies in the contour shown. I've got as my answer for the poles ...
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Complex integrals over an ellipse instead of circle?

I was looking through past papers and found this integral: Which should be evaluated over an ellipse with I've done these plenty of times over a circle with |z| = 2 etc, but where do I start in ...
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evaluate the integral $I =\int_0^{+\infty} e^{ix^2}dx$

"Evaluate the integral $I= \int_{0}^{\infty} e^{ix^{2}}\, dx$. Let R > 0 and consider the closed contour $C_R = C(1)_R + C(2)_R + C(3)_R$ where $C(1)_R$ is the segment of the positive real axis from ...
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1 dimensional integral, definite integral.

Trying to show $$ \int_0^1 \frac{\ln x \cdot \ln(1+x)}{1-x}dx=-\frac{1}{4}\pi^2 \ln(2)+\zeta(3). $$ I am unsure how to approach this integral as I do not know how to use a power series representation ...
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Integral, definite integral

How can we prove $$ \int_0^1 \frac{\ln x \cdot \ln(1+x)}{1+x}dx=-\frac{\zeta(3)}{8}? $$ This has been one of the integrals that came out of an integral from another post on here, but no solution to ...
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Integral, 1 dimension

Re-doing last post since it was incorrect and corrected by many people on here. $$ \int_0^1 \frac{\tanh^{-1}(x)\ln x}{x(1-x^2)}dx $$ I have tried substitutions since $\tanh^{-1}(x)$ and $1-x^2$ are ...
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Integral Involving Trigonometric Functions and Exponential (Related to Marcum Q-function)

I want to solve this integral $$ \int_{0}^{\infty}\int_{0}^{2\pi}\exp(-ar^2)\exp(r\,b(\cos\theta+\sin\theta))r^{m}\cos^{m}(2\theta)d\theta \,dr,$$ where $a$ and $b$ are constants. I know how to ...
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Using residue theorem to solve double integral, involving singular roots?

I am a physics grad student (high energy), I've come across a problem while doing a certain loop integral that I don't understand. I've removed as much of the physics as I can so that this is just a ...
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Laplace transform of and impulse sampled function using “frequency” convolution

This is a long question, but assume we have this: The book uses the frequency convolution theorem to solve this problem. To solve the integral, it uses a contour + residue theorem to solve it. The ...
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Bromwich integral of $1/s^k$ with k real (non integer) and $1<k$

Is there a simple way to compute the inverse laplace transform of $1/s^k$ with k non integer using Bromwich integral (basically without using the known laplace transform of $t^n$)?
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Computing $\int_0^{2\pi}(1+2\cos t)^n\cos nt\ \mathrm{d}t$

I'd like to calculate the following integral on the interval $[0,2\pi]$: $$ I=\int_0^{2\pi}(1+2\cos t)^n\cos nt\ \mathrm{d}t = 2\pi. $$
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Find the analytic continuation of the $ f(z) = \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{exp(-zt)}{1+t^2} dt$

Find the analytic continuation of the function $f(z)$ defined by $ f(z) = \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\exp(-zt)}{1+t^2} dt$ , $ |\arg(z)| < \pi/2$ to the domain $ -\pi/2 < \arg(z) < \pi$ I ...
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Complex integration around a branch point

I am confused about the "deformation" of a closed contour that my book is doing. For reference, it is example 2.4.3 on pg. 75-76 from this free online book. The example is the integration of 1/z ...
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How to compute $I_n=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\mathrm{d}x\frac{x^{2n}}{\cosh^2 x}$?

I'd like to compute: $$ I_n = \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\mathrm{d}x\frac{x^{2n}}{\cosh^2 x}. $$ We have, quite easily: $$ I_0 = \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\mathrm{d}x\frac{1}{\cosh^2 x}=\left[\tanh ...
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Using Cauchy integral formula to calculate $\int_\gamma \frac{\cos{z}}{z^n}$

Let $\gamma(\vartheta)=\mathrm{e}^{i\vartheta},\,\vartheta\in[0,2\pi]$, and consider the integral $$I(n)=\int_\gamma \frac{\cos{z}}{z^n},$$ where $n\in \{0,2,4,6,...\}$. Is there any way to prove ...
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Branch-point order and Cauchy representation

This question is about the nature of branch points which arise in certain Cauchy-integral representations of functions of a single complex argument, $z$. Suppose we have the following representation: ...
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integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{\cos(\pi x^{2})}{1+2\cosh(\frac{2\pi}{\sqrt{3}}x)}dx=\frac{\sqrt{2}-\sqrt{6}+2}{8}$

Here is a seemingly challenging integral some may try their hand at. $$ \int_{0}^{\infty} {\cos\left(\pi x^{2}\right)\over 1 + 2\cosh\left(\,2\,\pi\,x\,/\,\sqrt{\,3\,}\,\right)}\,{\rm d}x ...
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Finding the complex integral along an arc

How can we evaluate complex expressions like these$\int_C(Z-Z^2)dZ$ where $C$ is the upper half of the circle $|Z-2|=3$
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Very difficult contour integral

I have to compute this integral and I don't have any idea how to get further on: $$\frac{1}{2 \pi i} \int_{\mid z \mid = 1} \frac{6z^{98}}{23z^{99}-2z^{81}+z^4-7}dz$$ I tried Rouché to maybe ...
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Line contour integral of complex Gaussian

Say I have the entire function $$f(z)=e^{-\frac{1}{2}z^2}.$$ I would like to consider the integral $$I=\int_\Gamma f(x)dz,$$ where $\Gamma$ is a line with negative slope $<1$ in $\mathbb{C}$ (so if ...
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Contour integration of a meromorphic function

Given a meromorphic function $f$ which is uniformly bounded on the upper half plane. Assume that $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} f(x)dx$ is absolutely integrable. Then Cauchy's integral theorem suggests ...
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Integrating $\int \frac{e^{ipx}}{(\cos x)^{a}} \frac{dx}{x- \xi}$

Let me quote the passage from the book, and then I'll explain the notation. Let us integrate $$ (i) \ \int \frac{e^{ipx}}{(\cos x)^{a}} \frac{dx}{x- \xi}$$ $$ (ii) \ \int ...
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Evaluating $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{x^{3}- \sin^{3}(x)}{x^{5}} \ dx $ using contour integration

EDIT: Instead of expressing the integral as the imaginary part of another integral, I instead expanded $\sin^{3}(x)$ in terms of complex exponentials and I don't run into problems anymore. ...
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Integral Using Harmonic Functions

Evaluate the integral: $$\int^{2 \pi}_0 \dfrac{\cos^2 \theta}{|2e^{i\theta}-z|^2} \, d \theta \qquad \mbox {when} \, |z| \neq 2.$$ Now, I thought about trying to change this to look like a Poisson ...
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Contour integral (inverse Laplace transform) with arctan

I have what I think is a relatively simple contour integral involving arctan, but it is giving me difficulty. I would really appreciate any help. The integral itself is, with τ, λ, and k all real and ...
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Evaluate the contour integral $\int_{\gamma(0,1)}\frac{e^z+e^{-z}}{z^n}dz \hspace{10mm} n=1,2,3,\cdots .$

Let $\gamma(z_0,R)$ denote the circular contour $z_0+Re^{it}$ for $0\leq t \leq 2\pi$. Evaluate $$\int_{\gamma(0,1)}\frac{e^z+e^{-z}}{z^n}dz \hspace{10mm} n=1,2,3,\cdots .$$ Using Cauchy's formula: ...
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Evaluate the contour integral $\int_{\gamma(0,1)}\frac{\sin(z)}{z^4}dz.$

Let $\gamma(z_0,R)$ denote the circular contour $z_0+Re^{it}$ for $0\leq t \leq 2\pi$. Evaluate $$\int_{\gamma(0,1)}\frac{\sin(z)}{z^4}dz.$$ I know that \begin{equation} ...
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$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{\cos2\pi x}{x^4+x^2+1}dx=-\frac{\pi}{2\sqrt{3}}\mathrm{e}^{-\pi\sqrt{3}}$

Can somebody help me out with the following integral? Prove that: $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{cos2\pi x}{x^4+x^2+1}dx=\frac{-\pi}{2\sqrt{3}}e^{-\pi\sqrt{3}}$ I have already determined the ...
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Showing that $\lim_{N \to \infty} \int_{|z|=N+\frac{1}{2}} \frac{ \sinh az}{\sinh \pi z} \mathrm{e}^{ibz} \ dz =0$

To evaluate $ \displaystyle \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\sinh ax}{\sinh \pi x} \cos (bx) \ dx \ (a< \pi)$, you could let $ \displaystyle f(z) = \frac{\mathrm{e}^{(a+ib)z}}{\sinh \pi z} $ and integrate ...
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Contour Integration - Quantum field theory

I am a physics student. In calculating transition amplitude for Klein-Gordon real-scalar field, I encountered the integral, $$ \frac{-i}{2(2\pi)^2\Delta x} \int^{\infty}_{-\infty} \,dk ...
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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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Choice of branches for contour integration.

Suppose I have the following function of a complex variable $$f(z)=\log(z)(z^2+1)^{1/2}.$$ Wolfram Alpha tells me the branch cuts of $f(z)$ are $z\leq 0$ (presumably for the logarithmic term), and ...
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Analytic continuation of zeta is meromorphic on $\mathbb{C}$ with simple pole at 1

We have the following identity: For some contour $\gamma$ and $\forall s \in \mathbb{C} $ Re $s > 1$: $$-2i\sin(\pi s) \Gamma(s)\zeta(s)= \Large\int_{\gamma} \frac{(-z)^{s-1}}{e^z-1}dz$$ The ...
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Finding the types of singularities of $\oint \frac{\sin(\pi \cdot z)}{(z-1)^2}$

I want to find the types of singularities of $$\oint \frac{\sin(\pi \cdot z)}{(z-1)^2}$$ the point is $z=1$ I know that: $$f(z)=\frac{p(z)}{q(z)},q(a)=0,p(a)\neq 0,p(z)$$ so $p(z)$ analytic in $a$ ...
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How to show $\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{\sin(ax)}{x(x^2+1)}dx=\pi(1-e^{-a})$? ($a\ge0$)

$$\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{\sin(ax)}{x(x^2+1)}dx=\pi(1-e^{-a}), \ a\ge0$$ I tried to solve but came up with $\pi(2-e^{-a}) $. Could you tell me where did I do the mistake? if $x=z$ then ...
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Integration method for $\int_0^\infty\frac{x}{(e^x-1)(x^2+(2\pi)^2)^2}dx=\frac{1}{96} - \frac{3}{32\pi^2}.$

The following definite integral is obtained directly from Hermite's integral representation of the Hurwitz zeta function. But is it possible to obtain the same result via the residue calculus or ...
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Does $\lim_{R \to \infty} \int_{C_{R}} e^{iz} \ dz \to 0$?

Let $C_{R}$ be the upper half of the circle $|z|= R$. Does $ \displaystyle \lim_{R \to \infty} \int_{C_{R}} e^{iz} \ dz \to 0 $? Jordan's lemma is not applicable here. And I'm not sure how to get a ...
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Determining “good” contours for evaluating integrals

This is more of a general question, but I'll lead with an example. Suppose we wish to evaluate $\displaystyle \int_0^{\infty} \dfrac{1}{1+x^7} dx$ The goal, it seems, is to find nice contours which ...