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

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integrate a difficult function

I can't solve it. please help! I tried everything. Integration by parts - doesn't work. but maybe I didnt do it right. I tried to substitute , but I'm stuck. $$\int \frac{x}{\cos x}\sin(\tan ...
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How to choose a proper contour for a contour integral?

When analyzing real integrals with contour integrals, how does one choose a proper contour integral? Many cases can be solved by integrating around the top half of a circle with radius of infinity ...
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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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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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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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Integral $\int_0^{\pi/3}\log\bigg( \frac{1+2\cos\theta}{2}+\sqrt{\left( \frac{1+2\cos\theta}{2} \right)^2-1}\ \bigg)d\theta.$

Hi I am trying to calculate this integral I given by $$ I=\frac{1}{\pi}\int_0^{\pi/3}\log\left( \frac{1+2\cos\theta}{2}+\sqrt{\bigg( \frac{1+2\cos\theta}{2} \bigg)^2-1} \right)d\theta. $$ ...
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Contour method to solve $\int^\infty_0\frac{\ln(1+x)}{1+x^2}\,dx$

Prove the following using complex analysis $$\tag{1}\int^\infty_0\frac{\ln(1+x)}{1+x^2}\,dx=\frac{\pi}{2}\ln(2)$$ I found this problem in Schaum's outlines of complex variables. I thought that we ...
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LogSine Integral $I=-\int_0^{\pi/3} \ln^2\big(2\cos \frac{\theta}{2}\big) d\theta$

These are known as LogSine integrals at $2\pi/3$, so I will call the integral Ls as this is common in the literature. I am trying to prove $$ Ls=-\int_0^{\pi/3} \ln^2\big(2\cos \frac{\theta}{2}\big) ...
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Log Cosine Integral $\int_0^{\pi/2} \theta^2 \log ^4(2\cos \theta) d\theta =\frac{33\pi^7}{4480}+\frac{3\pi}{2}\zeta^2(3)$

$$ I=\int_0^{\pi/2} \theta^2 \log ^4(2\cos \theta) d\theta =\frac{33\pi^7}{4480}+\frac{3\pi}{2}\zeta^2(3). $$ Note $\zeta(3)$ is given by $$ \zeta(3)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^3}. $$ I have a ...
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Integrate $I=\int_0^1\frac{\ln x}{x^n-1}dx$

Hi I am trying to obtain a closed form for$$ I_n=\int_0^1\frac{\ln x}{x^n-1}dx, \quad n\geq 1. $$ This integral is quite nice and generates many other known closed form results such as $$ ...
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Integral $I=\int_0^1 \frac{\arctan\big(\sqrt{x^2 + 2}\big)}{\sqrt{x^2 + 2}(x^2 + 1)}dx$

Hi I'm trying to show that $$ I=\int_0^1 \frac{\arctan\big(\sqrt{x^2 + 2}\big)}{\sqrt{x^2 + 2}(x^2 + 1)}dx=\frac{5\pi^2}{96}. $$ We can try the substitution $u=(x^2+2)^{1/2}, du=x(2+x^2)^{-1/2}dx$ ...
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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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Integrate $ \int_0^\infty \frac{ \ln^2(1+x)}{x^{3/2}} dx=8\pi \ln 2$

I am trying to evaluate this integral. $$ I=\int_0^\infty \frac{ \ln^2(1+x)}{x^{3/2}} dx=8\pi \ln 2 $$ Note $$ \ln(1+x)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{n+1}x^n}{n}, \ |x| < 1. $$ I was trying to do ...
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Integrate $\int_0^\pi \theta^2 \ln^2\big(2\cosh\frac{\theta}{2}\big)d \theta$

Hello I am trying to integrate $$ I=\int_0^\pi \theta^2 \ln^2\big(2\cosh\frac{\theta}{2}\big)d \theta $$ which is similar to Integral...$\int_0^\pi \theta^2 \ln^2\big(2\cos\frac{\theta}{2}\big)d ...
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Complex contour integral with sign function:$-i \int \limits_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{{\rm sgn}(x)^2 ~x~ e^{i x}}{1+ax^2} dp$

I am trying to evaluate the integral: $-i \int \limits_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{{\rm sgn}(x)^2 ~x~ e^{i x}}{1+ax^2} dx$ with sgn$(x)$ the sign function and $a$ positive real. Naively applying the ...
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LogSine Integrals $\int_0^{\pi/3}\theta \ln^2\big(2\sin\frac{\theta}{2}\big)d\theta$.

Hi this will soon end my posts on Log Sine integrals, and we can progress into other classes of integrals. The log sine integral I am trying to calculate is given by $$ ...
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$\frac{5\pi^3}{154}=\int_{\pi/6}^{\pi/2}\bigg[\Re\big(\text{Li}_2(4\sin^2\theta)\big) +\text{Li}_2\bigg(\frac{1}{4\sin^2\theta}\bigg) \bigg]d\theta$

I am trying to prove $$ \int_{\pi/6}^{\pi/2}\bigg[\Re\big(\text{Li}_2(4\sin^2\theta)\big) +\text{Li}_2\bigg(\frac{1}{4\sin^2\theta}\bigg) \bigg]d\theta=\frac{5\pi^3}{54}. $$ Clearly, this closed form ...
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LogSine Integral $\int_0^{\pi/3}\ln^n\big(2\sin\frac{\theta}{2}\big)d\theta$

I am trying to integrate the Log Sine Integral: $$ Ls_{n+1}=-\int_0^{\pi/3}\bigg[\ln\big(2\sin\frac{\theta}{2}\big)\bigg]^nd\theta $$ where n is a non-negative integer. This problem is strongly ...
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LogSine Generating Fn $ \int_0^\pi \big(2\sin\frac{\theta}{2}\big)^x e^{\theta y} d\theta$

This is related to generating functions for Ls (Log Sine Integrals.) I am trying to calculate $$ \int_{0}^{\pi}\left[2\sin\left(\theta \over 2\right)\right]^{x} {\rm e}^{\theta y}\,{\rm d}\theta. $$ ...
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LogSine Moments $\int_0^\sigma \theta^k \ln^{n-1-k}\big| 2\sin\frac{\theta}{2}\big|d\theta$

This integral is known as the moments for the generalized log-sine integrals. The notation I am using is similar to Lewin and what he used in the 1950's-1980's. $$ ...
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Cool Integral $\int_0^{\pi/2}dx\ln \sinh x$

$$ I_1=\int_0^{\pi/2}dx\ln \sinh x,\quad I_2=\int_0^{\pi/2}dx\ln \cosh x, \quad I_1\neq I_2. $$ I am trying to calculate these integrals. We know the similar looking integrals $$ \int_0^{\pi/2}dx\ln ...
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Integrate $ \int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{x^{2p}}{1+\cos^2x}dx $

Hi I am trying to come up with a closed form expression for $$ \int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{x^{2p}}{1+\cos^2x}dx,\quad p\geq 0. $$ I am interested in this general case in terms of p. For small p, we can ...
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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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Integrate $I=\int_0^{\pi/2}x^2\ln(\sinh x)\ln(\cosh x)dx$

Hi I am trying to evaluate the integral $$I=\int_0^{\pi/2}x^2\ln(\sinh x)\ln(\cosh x)dx.$$ Note we can write the integrand as $$ x^2 \ln\big(\frac{e^x-e^{-x}}{2}\big) ...
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How do I evaluate this integral $\int\limits_0^\pi{\frac{{{x^2}}}{{\sqrt 5-2\cos x}}}\operatorname d\!x$?

Show that $$\int\limits_0^\pi{\frac{{{x^2}}}{{\sqrt 5-2\cos x}}}\operatorname d\!x =\frac{{{\pi^3}}}{{15}}+2\pi{\ln^2}\left({\frac{{1+\sqrt 5 }}{2}}\right).$$ I don't have any idea how to start, ...
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complex integral of z to the power alpha

I would like to perform an inverse laplace and at some point of the calculation I have to compute this integral $$\int_{\gamma-i\infty}^{\gamma+i\infty} z^{(1+n)\alpha-1}e^{z} \frac{dz}{2\pi i}$$ ...
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Contour integral of $\frac{\bar{z}}{z-Z}$ on a square centered at the origin

I am having trouble calculating the following integral: $\oint_C \frac{\bar{z}}{z-Z} dz$ Here, Z is a complex constant and C is the contour of a square of side $2a$ centered at the origin. I ...
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Evaluating Contour Integral

How do I go about evaluating the following by contour integration? $$ \int^1_0 \frac{dx}{(x^{2} - x^{3})^{1/3}} $$ The question does not fit in the standard form of : $\int^{2\pi}_0$ or ...
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Integration of trigonometric functions times a simple rational function using residues

In the course of my research I have found a few integrals that I would like to have closed-form answers to: $$\int_{c- i \infty}^{c+ i \infty} \frac{1}{z-1} \frac{8 \pi^4 \cot{ \big( \frac{\pi}{6} z ...
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Integral $\int_0^\infty \frac{x^n}{(x^2+\alpha^2)^2(e^x-1)^2}dx$

Hey I am trying to integrate $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{x^n}{(x^2+\alpha^2)^2(e^x-1)^2}dx,\quad \alpha,n \geq 1. $$ Thanks. This integral is old and has a 4th order pole. I am also looking for literature ...
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Integrate $ \int_0^\infty \frac{x^n\ln x}{(x^2+\alpha^2)^2(e^x-1)}dx$

Hey I am trying to integrate $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{x^n\ln x}{(x^2+\alpha^2)^2(e^x-1)}dx,\quad \alpha,n \in \mathbb{R}^{0+}. $$ This integral is old and has a triple pole. I am also looking for ...
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Integral $\int_{-\infty}^\infty dx e^{-nx^2/2}(z-ix)^n$

$$ I\equiv\mathcal{F}_n(z)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty dx e^{-nx^2/2}(z-ix)^n. $$ Evaluate I for $n \to \infty$ and z real. We can consider $z\geq 0$ due to the symmetry of $\mathcal{F}$ given by $$ ...
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Integral$\int_{-\infty}^\infty x^{2n} e^{-\beta (x^2+\cos x+\alpha x)}dx$

Hi I am trying to integrate $$ \int_{-\infty}^\infty\int_{-\infty}^\infty (xy)^{2n}\exp\left({-\beta(x^2+y^2+\cos x+\alpha x+iy)}\right)dxdy \quad \alpha,\beta,n >0. $$ These integrals can be ...
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Integrate $\int_0^\infty \frac{\sqrt{x}}{e^{(x-\alpha)\beta}+1}dx$

I need to solve for the parameter $\alpha$ after I calculate the integral.$$ \mathcal{R}(\alpha,\beta)=\int_0^\infty \frac{\sqrt{x}}{e^{(x-\alpha)\beta}+1}dx, \ \ \beta >0 $$ The result of this ...
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Integrating $ \int_2^4 \frac{ \sqrt{\ln(9-x)} }{ \sqrt{\ln(9-x)}+\sqrt{\ln(x+3)} } dx. $

Compute $$ \int_2^4 \frac{ \sqrt{\ln(9-x)} }{ \sqrt{\ln(9-x)}+\sqrt{\ln(x+3)} } dx. $$ I am not sure how to start this one...I am thinking of a substitution to get started.
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Direction of Contour Integration

When I'm using the residue theorem to evaluate a contour integral, does the simply closed curve always have to be in a counter-clockwise direction? I believe that I can go in a clockwise direction, ...
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Problem with Cauchy integrals

Hello everybody I need to solve some integral with the help of the Cauchy Integral Formula (CIF). I'll post near each integral the job that I've done and the question that I can't answer. let $\kappa ...
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$\int e^{\cos(x)} \cos(nx)\ dx$ using the residue theorem

I am trying to evaluate the following integral using the residue theorem: $$\int_0^{2\pi} e^{ \cos(\theta)} \cos(n\theta) d\theta$$ I have already evaluated $\int_0^{2\pi} e^{e^{-i\theta}} e^{i ...
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Parametric equations in complex analysis

I am trying to find $\int_C (1+i-2z')dz$ where$z'$ is the conjugate of $z$ and where C is the parabola $y=x^2$ from $z_1=0$ to $z_2=1+i$. How do I write the parametric equations for this?
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Showing $\int_{\gamma}f(z)dz = \int_{\gamma_1}f(z)dz + \int_{\gamma_2}f(z)dz$ with non analytic points.

Suppose $f$ is analytic on the complex plane except at $z_1,z_2$, that $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$ are simple closed curves with $z_1,z_2$ in their interiors and $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$ are in the ...
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Integrate $ \int_0^{\phi_0} \arctan \sqrt{\frac{\cos \phi+1}{\alpha \cos \phi +\beta}}d\phi$

EDIT/UPDATE: I DO NOT NEED A SOLUTION. SEE SOS440 COMMENT FOR A FULL DETAILED SOLUTION. Hi I am trying to integrate $$ \int_0^{\phi_0} \arctan \sqrt{\frac{\cos \phi+1}{\alpha \cos \phi +\beta}}d\phi, ...
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Integral $ \int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2} \frac{1}{2007^x+1}\cdot \frac{\sin^{2008}x}{\sin^{2008}x+\cos^{2008}x}dx $

I am trying to solve this integral $$ \int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2} \frac{1}{2007^x+1}\cdot \frac{\sin^{2008}x}{\sin^{2008}x+\cos^{2008}x}dx $$ A closed form does exist despite the looks of the integrand. ...
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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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integrating $\oint_C \dfrac{3z^3 + 2}{(z-1)(z^2 + 9)}dz$ on $|z|=4$

I am doing $\oint_C \dfrac{3z^3 + 2}{(z-1)(z^2 + 9)}dz$ on $|z|=4$ and I find that there are poles within the contour at $z = 1$ and at $z = 3i$, both simple poles. I find that the integral $I = 2\pi ...
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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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Hilbert Transform of cos wt = sinwt.

Hilbert Transform of cos wt = sin wt. Can anyone help me with the proof. in Last Step how this become pi
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Gamma Function Contour Integration

So, I've been trying to prove the following integral related to the gamma function, and I'm really banging my head against the wall over this: ...
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The fourier transformation of complicated function

What is the Fourier transformation of $\operatorname{sech}(at)\operatorname{exp}(bt^2)$, where $a$ and $b$ are some constant?
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Shifted integral for a Bessel Function

I have an integral of the kind $\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{- d \cosh(x+i a)} dx $ where $d, a \in \mathbb{R}$. Now, I know that $\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{- d \cosh{x}} dx = 2 K_0(d)$ and I would ...
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How does the integral $\int_{D_C} e^{ia z}P(z)/Q/(z)\,\mathrm{d}z$ blow up.

In my book I have a theorem that goes something like the following Let $P(x)$ be $Q(x)$ polynomials such that $\deg(Q) \geq \deg(P) + 2$. Then \begin{align*} \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} ...