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The Fourier transform of a power of the absolute value function (and a related integral)

What (Fourier-analytic?) methods would I use to compute the following two integrals? $\displaystyle\int_{\mathbb{R}} e^{2 \pi i t} |t|^a dt \:\:\:\:\:\:\: \:\:\:\:\:\:\: \text{ and } ...
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Integral from inverse Fouriertransform of 1/(1+p^2)^2

In a calculation I end up with the following integral $$\int_0 ^\infty \frac{p \sin (pr)}{(1+p^2)^2}dp , $$ could someone give me a hint how to evaluate this one? (This integral comes from the ...
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Ques from exam: sequence of functions and improper integrals

$P_n(x):R\rightarrow R$ is a sequence of functions defined by: $$P_n(x)= \frac{n}{1+n^2x^2}$$ f:R->C is continuous and 2pi periodic. We define: $$f_n(x)=\frac{1}{\pi}\int ...
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Use Fourier transform to calculate double integral of harmonic function

Let $$P_y(x)=\dfrac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-y|t|}e^{ixt}dt=\dfrac{1}{\pi}\dfrac{y}{x^2+y^2}.$$ Then $P_y(x)$ is harmonic in the upper half-plane $y>0$ and for $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$, ...
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Integral through Fourier Transform and Parseval's Identity

$$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}{\rm sinc}^{4}\left(\pi t\right)\,{\rm d}t\,. $$ Can you help me evaluate this integral with the help of Fourier Transform and Parseval Identity. I could not see how it is ...
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Compute $\int_0^{\infty}\frac{\cos(\pi t/2)}{1-t^2}dt$

Compute $$\int_0^{\infty}\frac{\cos(\pi t/2)}{1-t^2}dt$$ The answer is $\pi/2$. The discontinuities at $\pm1$ are removable since the limit exists at those points.
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Evaluate $\int_{-\infty}^\infty x\exp(-x^2/2)\sin(\xi x)\ \mathrm dx$

Evaluate $\int_{-\infty}^\infty x\exp(-x^2/2)\sin(\xi x)\ \mathrm dx$ The answer given by Wolfram Alpha is $\sqrt{2\pi}\xi\exp(-\xi^2/2)$. Observe how this is related to the Fourier transform of ...
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Showing Airy's Integral (Fourier Transform of e^{-ip^3/3}) Converges

Airy's integral (a.k.a. $\widehat{e^{-ip^3/3}}$ times some constant multiple) is given by $\displaystyle\text{Ai}(x)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-ipx}e^{-ip^3/3}dp$. Although it looks ...
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Complex Integral with exponential

I've been struggling with this: $$\int_{0}^{\infty }\frac{e^{-px}}{x^{2}+1}\mathrm{d}x, \; \; p\ge 0.$$
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Complex-valued Fourier integral: $ \int_{ - \infty }^{ + \infty } {\frac{{\cos (ax)}}{{{x^2} + 1}}{e^{ - ibx}}\,\mathrm dx} $

I'm working on the Fourier transform, but I don't know how to evaluate the integral: $$I = \int_{ - \infty }^{ + \infty } {\frac{{\cos (ax)}}{{{x^2} + 1}}{e^{ - ibx}}\,\mathrm dx} $$
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Problem evaluating an improper integral $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{(\sin{2x}-2x\cos{2x})^2}{x^6}$ using fourier transform

This is a question from one of the past papers of my university which I am unable to do. I am not being able to do question 2 from below. Let $f(x)= a^2-x^2 \,\,\,\,\, |x|<a ...
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Calculate the Fourier transform of ${\rm b}\left(x\right) = 1/\left(x^{2} +a^{2}\right)$

I need help to calculate the Fourier transform of this funcion $${\rm b}\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{x^{2} + a^{2}}\,,\qquad a > 0$$ Thanks.
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Two improper log integrals

Evaluate $$\int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\ln ^2(\tan x)\text{d}x$$ $$\int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\ln ^2(\sin x)\text{d}x$$
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Fourier transform of Cauchy principal value

I try to understand the direct computation of the Fourier transform of the distribution `Cauchy principal value' $v.p \frac{1}{x}$. I don't understand the following change of order of integration: $$ ...
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integral evaluation of an exponential

let be the function $$ e^{-a|x|^{b}} $$ with $ a,b $ positive numbers bigger than zero then how could i evaluate this 2 integrals ? $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}dxe^{-a|x|^{b}}e^{cx}$$ here 'c' can ...
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Calculating the Fourier transform of $\frac{\sinh(kx)}{\sinh(x)}$

I'm trying to compute $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{\sinh(kx)}{\sinh(x)}e^{-i\omega x} \ dx$$ i.e. the Fourier transform of $x\mapsto \frac{\sinh(kx)}{\sinh(x)}$, where $0<k<1$ is fixed. But ...
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Asymptotics of an improper integral

I have to show that if $x \to \infty$, then $$ \int\limits_{\mathbb{R}^d} \frac{e^{i\xi x}}{\xi^2 + 2k\xi}d\xi = O\left(|x|^{-\frac{d-1}{2}} \right) \;\;\; \; d\geqslant2, \;\;\; k\in \mathbb{C}^d ...
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2 dimensional Fourier transform integral

I'm trying to calculate the two dimensional Fourier integral $$\iint \mathrm d\vec{R} \; (x^2 + y^2) \; e^{-2 \sqrt{ x^2 + y^2 + z^2}} \; e^{i\vec{K}\vec{R}} \;,$$ with $\vec{R}=(x,y)$. Switching to ...