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

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Contour integral representation of Confluent Hypergeometric Function

My brain is spinning around in circles trying to reconcile three distinct contour-integral representation of the confluent hypergeometric function $_1F_1(a,b,z)$ for $b \in \mathbb{Z}_+$: From ...
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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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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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Ugly-nice double series

I'm trying to evaluate the following ugly double sum (presented in raw notation as used in my calculations): $\sum _{m=1}^{\infty } \sum _{n=1}^{\infty } \frac{4 m \cos \left(\frac{2 \pi m ...
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Integral $=\int_0^\infty x^{\alpha -1}Li_n (-\sigma x) Li_m(-\omega x^r)dx$.

I am trying to calculate an integral that can be expressed in terms of infinite hypergeometric series by using transforms and Residue method, the integral is $$ ...
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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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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 ...
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contour integration of a function with two branch points .

Many of us have seen the evaluation of the integral $$\int^{\infty}_0 \frac{dx}{x^p(1+x)}\, dx \,\,\, 0<\Re(p)<1$$ It can be solved using contour integration or beta function . I thought of ...
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contour integral with singularity on the contour

I want to compute the following integral $$\oint_{|z|=1}\frac{\exp \left (\frac{1}{z} \right)}{z^2-1}\,dz$$ The integrand has essential singularity at the origin, and $2$-poles at $\pm 1$,which lie ...
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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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Integral $ \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. I am also looking for literature on these ...
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Contour integration with 2 branch points

I need to compute a quite complicated Fourier transform, but I'm having problems due to the facts that I have two branch points. The integral I need to solve is $$\int_\infty^{-\infty} ...
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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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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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Integral $\int_{0}^\infty\frac {(1-{{e}^{-i (q-p)t}})ln(|p^2-p_0^2|)}{(q-p)({{ p}}^{2}-{{p_1}}^{2})({{p}}^{2}-{{p_2} }^{2})}dp$

I am trying to get a closed form analytic result for the integral $$\int _{0}^{\infty }\!{\frac {\left(1-{{\rm e}^{-i \left( {q}-{p} \right) t}}\right){\rm ln}(|p^2-p_0^2|)}{ ( {q}-{p} ) \left( {{ ...
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Real integrals using Complex integration

What is the criterion for choosing a contour in the complex plane for the evaluation of real integrals of the form $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x)dx$? For example $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\sin{x^2}dx$.
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Where's my mistake applying Perron's Formula?

I applied Perron's Formula to Riemann Zeta Function and got a weird result. First, I started with a simple definition of Riemann Zeta Function, $$\zeta(s)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^{s}}$$ where ...
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Show that $\int_{\alpha}\frac{1}{z}\, dz=\int_{\beta}\frac{1}{z}\, dz$.

Let $a$ and $b$ be positive real numbers. Define ways $\alpha,\beta\colon [0,1]\to\mathbb{C}$ via $$ \alpha(t):=a\cos(2\pi t)+ia\sin(2\pi t),~~~~~\beta(t):=a\cos(2\pi t)+ib\sin(2\pi t). $$ Show ...
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difficult integral involving arcsin(x)

I have a difficult integral to compute. I know the result by guessing the answer, but need to know the method of calculation. The integral is $$ \int_{a}^{b}{\rm d}p\,{p \over p^{2} - 2\mu}\, ...
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Satisfying a Differential Equation and complex Laguerre

I have the following problem Show that $$L_n(x)=\frac{e^x}{2 \pi i}\oint \frac{t^n e^{-t}}{(t-x)^{n+1}}dt$$ satisfies $$x\, L_n^{\prime\prime}+(1-x)L_n^\prime+n\, L_n=0$$ where the contour is ...
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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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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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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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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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Numerical integration of function with singularities

I am currently trying to solve a semi-infinite integral containing a set of singularities lying on the real axis numerically. The process I am using is breaking the integral into small steps $\Delta ...
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Typical Contour Inegral Proof

I'm trying to prove that the following contour integral approaches 0 as R -> $\infty$. How exactly would we go about doing this? $$ \int{\log\left(z^{2} + 1\right) \over 1 + z^{2}}\,{\rm d}z\quad ...
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What is an example of an integral that CANNOT be done without contour integration ? If that exist.

What is an example of an indefinite integral that CANNOT be done without contour integration ? If that exist. Im talking about closed forms for integrals, not numerical methods. Note that there are ...
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Contour integral with branch point

As preparation for my exam I "invented" the following problem as an exercise to see whether I understand how to work with branch points. $f(z) = \frac{z}{\sqrt{z^2+1} (z^2 +a^2)}$ The goal is to ...
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The solution of the contour integral for $\epsilon =+1$

I understand the solution for $\epsilon =-1$. And I am trying the solve this question for $\epsilon =+1$. This is important for me. I want really to learn perfectly because I am continuously seein' ...
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quick integration notation question

What exactly does the base of this integral sign refer to? $$\int\limits_{[0\to 1]}$$ Is that an arbitrary contour from the point $0$ to the point $1$? (this is complex analysis) ps. Here's the ...
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Why is contour integration defined only for continuous functions?

Why is contour integration defined only for continuous functions? Ordinary Riemann integration has no such stipulation (for eg. the Thomae function is discontinuous yet integrable.)
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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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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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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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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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Best book for learning multiple integrals, line integrals, greens theorem etc..

I've been searching for a book that teaches multiple integrals and such in a way that I can understand, I need to learn it quickly, so I don't need too much of the intuition, I just need to be able to ...
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Different methods of calculating $\zeta(s)$'s Laurent series.

Initially, I thought that calculating$$\int_\gamma \frac{\zeta(z)}{(z-1)^n}dz$$ directly, where $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ and $\gamma$ is an anticlockwise contour around $z=1$ with winding number $1$, would ...
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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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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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Show that $\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(t)dt=0$ where $f\in H^\infty(\mathbb{H})$

The problem is stated as follows: Let $\mathbb{H}$ denote the open upper half plane. Let $f \in H^{\infty}(\mathbb{H})$ Suppose $f$ can be extended to be continuous on $\overline{\mathbb{H}}$ with ...
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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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How to show $\int_{\sum_{i = 1}^n \gamma_i} f = \sum_{i = 1}^n \int_{\gamma_i} f$

Let $G \subset \mathbb C$ be an open set, $f: G \to \mathbb C$ a continuous function and $\gamma: [\alpha, \beta] \to G$ a contour. Define the contour integral of $f$ along $\gamma$ to be ...
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Computing the logarithmic derivative of the numerator and denominator of a rational function.

Consider the rational function $R(z)=N(z)/D(z)$ where $N(z)$ and $D(z)$ are polynomials of $z$ with real coefficients. Furthermore, $N(0) \neq 0$, $D(0) \neq 0$, and $N(z)$ and $D(z)$ are relatively ...
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Integration of rational function on Banach algebra

I do not follow the proof of this Theorem Theorem Suppose$R(\lambda) = P(\lambda) + \sum_{m,k}c_{m,k}(\lambda - \alpha_m)^{-k}$ is a rational function with poles at the points $\alpha_m$. ($P$ ...
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Contour Integrals Complex Analysis

Evaluate $$\int_C\!\frac{\cos(z)}{z(z+2)}dz$$ where $C$ is the square with side $4$ centered at $z=0$ oriented clockwise.
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Prove two equalities about the Cauchy projectors

Let $P_\pm$ be the Cauchy projectors defined by their action on $C^1(S^1)$ function $f$, where $S^1 = \{ \zeta \in \mathbb C \mid |z| = 1 \}$, by the rule $$ P_\pm f(z) = \lim\limits_{\varepsilon ...
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Schwarz Reflection Principle for function complex on the real line

The Schwarz reflection principle is usually proved for function real on the real (or a subset of) line. I wonder if the same principle/theorem works for general analytic functions on the real line? ...
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Help with an integral involving zeta and digamma

Consider the integral: $$f(s)=\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{\tau-i\infty}^{\tau+i\infty}\frac{\zeta(z)}{z}\left[\psi\left(\frac{z}{s} \right ) +\frac{s}{2z}-\log\left(\frac{z}{s} \right )\right ...
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Contour Integrals of Non-holomorphic functions

Suppose I wish to compute the integral $$ I = \oint_C dz f(z,{\bar z}) $$ where the contour $C$ is given. Obviously, the answer will depend on the contour chosen. I know the standard way to do this ...
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Contour integration with branch cut

This is an exercise in a course on complex analysis I am taking: Determine the function $f$ using complex contour integration: $$\lim_{R\to\infty}\frac{1}{2\pi ...