Questions on the evaluation of residues, on the evaluation of integrals using the method of residues or in the method's theory.

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Complex Integration: theorem of Residues

I am trying to prove a theorem that is doing my head in a bit. I have tried to simplify the problem as much as possible and leave out the details, even though it might look a bit too big. The ...
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Solving contour integral

I have the integral $$ I = \int_{-\infty}^\infty dk \frac{k}{\sqrt{k^2+m^2}} e^{ikx} $$ I want to show that it decays exponentially with large $x$. I was able to solve the integral with a few tricks. ...
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using residue for integration

Hi how do u calculate the integral which have square root ? for example for this integral (because of branches points I always baffle) : $$\int_0^1 \frac{(1-x)^{1/4}\, x^{3/4}}{5-x}\, dx$$
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Evaluate by contour integration $\int_0^1\frac{dx}{(x^2-x^3)^{1/3}}$

Evaluate by contour integration [i am learning complex analysis - calculus of residues] $$\int_0^1\frac{dx}{(x^2-x^3)^{1/3}}$$ I tried by taking $x^3$ out from the denominator but that didnt work.
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Using calculus of residues, prove that $\int z^2log[(z+1)/(z-1)]dz$

Using calculus of residues, how can it be proven that $$ \int z^2\log\left[\frac{z+1}{z-1}\right]\;dz $$ taken round the circle $\left\vert z\right\vert=2$ has the value $\frac{4\pi i}{3}$?
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Use calculus of residues to evlauate

Use calculus of residues to evaluate the integral $$\int_0^{2\pi}\cos^{2n}\theta d\theta$$ My Ateempt : $$\int_0^{2\pi}\frac{(1+\cos2\theta)^n}{2^n}d\theta$$ $$=\frac{1}{2^n} \int_C ...
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inverse laplace transform of $$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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Finding the limit of sum $\sum \frac{1}{n^4}$

I'm trying to use the reside theorem to find the limit of $\sum \frac{1}{n^4}$. So I am considering the function $f(z) = \frac{\pi \cos(\pi z)}{\sin (\pi z)z^4}$ on a square contour. Now I am ...
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Laurent series and residue of $f(x)=\frac{1}{1+e^z}$

I am having trouble trying to expand this function using Laurent series, and finding the residue$$f(x)=\frac{1}{1+e^z}$$ If I replace $e^z$ with its series I get ...
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Contour Integration of this path circling branch point

If we let the semi-cricle blow up to infinity and the radius of the tiny circle encircling the branch point at origin go to zero, by residue theorem we have: $$\int_\gamma + \int_{AB} + \int_{BC} ...
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Conformal mapping, Residue

I have solved the second question till $z=0$ is a simple pole... But it's residue is mentioned as $2$. How come the laurent series expansion helps in finding $a_{-1}$, is there any other way to ...
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Understanding Poles and Zeros of a complex function

I am learning complex analysis and need help understanding and relating the concept of poles and zeros of a complex function. I understand that if a complex function $f(z)$ has an isolated ...
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How to calculate the Residue?

I need help how this $I_r$ is calculated. It says residue but can any one help me to reach the final results.
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A difficult integral evaluation problem

How do I compute the integration for $a>0$, $$ \int_0^\pi \frac{x\sin x}{1-2a\cos x+a^2}dx? $$ I want to find a complex function and integrate by the residue theorem.
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Quick question on infinite complex integral

I'm supposed to find: $$ \int_0^{\infty} \frac{(\ln x)^2}{1+x^2} dx $$ I start of by finding: $$ I_1 = \oint \frac{(\ln z)^2}{1+z^2} dz $$ $$ = \oint \frac{(\ln z)^2}{(z+i)(z-i)} dz $$ Now I ...
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Singularities of a function

Given $f(z):=\operatorname{Log}(\frac{z-2}{z-3})$, $\operatorname{Log}:\mathbb{C}\setminus\mathbb{R_{\le 0}}\to \mathbb{C}$. Is in $z_0=3$ a essential singularity of f? I'm not sure what is correct... ...
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help with integral using residue theorem

I'm solving the following integral: $$I=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{x\cdot\cos x}{x^2-2x+10}\mathrm{d}x$$ I used the residue theorem as follows: ...
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Question about Residues at Poles

I've been asked to find the residues of the following function; $$f(z) = \frac{1}{(z^2+1)(z-1)^2}$$ So, I've got that the singularities are $\pm i$ and $1$, with order 1 and 2 respectively. I was ...
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Classification of Singularities and Residues

I'm kind of stumped on a question here. I've been asked to determine and classify the singularities of; $$f(z) = \frac{z^3}{(1+z)^3}$$ To me, it's pretty obvious that a singularity will occur when ...
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Laurent-Series Expansion and Residues

I was asked to find a Laurent-series expansion for $f(z) = z^{-1} \sinh(z^{-1})$ about the point 0, and to classify the singularity at 0. Now, that wasn't too bad - with some manipulation of the ...
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Computing the contour integral of $\frac{\log(z)}{z^2 +a^2}$.

I'm still a bit insecure when it comes to complex analysis and I wondered if you guys could take a look at my solution to this problem. Let $a > 0 $ and define $$f(z) = \frac{\log(z)}{z^2 +a^2}$$ ...
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How to compute residue of $f(z)=z^3e^{\frac{1}{z}}$?

How to compute residue of $$f(z)=z^3e^{\frac{1}{z}}$$ I find there is an essential singularity in $z=0$, and I have $$ f(z) = \sum_0^\infty \frac{z^{3-k}}{k!}$$ but how to compute residue in 0 ?
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what order is the pole at 0?

What order is the pole at $z=0$? $$\int\frac{\sin(3z)-3\sin(z)}{\sin(z)(\sin(z)-3)} dz$$ And do I calculate this this way: $$\frac{1}{(n-1)!} \lim_{z\to 0} \frac{d^{n-1}}{dz^{n-1}} f(z)$$ P.S. I ...
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Application of the residue theorem

I want to prove that $$\sum_{j=1}^n \frac{1}{\left[\text{cos} \left( \frac{j \pi}{2n+1} \right)\right]^4}=\frac{8n(n+1)(n^2+n+1)}{3}$$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$ by using the residue theorem. Which ...
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Calculate integral when I have a pole on the unit circle

I'm having trouble integrating the following integral $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{d\theta}{3 -2\cos\theta + \sin\theta}$$ I make the substitutions $z= e^{i\theta}$ , $\sin\theta = ...
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Contour integrals using residues

The question I'm working on is the following: Let $C_R$ be a contour in the shape of a wedge starting at the origin, running along the real axis to $x=R$, then along the arc $0 \leq \theta \leq ...
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Integral $I(a,b)= P\int_{0}^{\pi}\frac{d\theta}{a-b\cos\theta}$

Hi I am trying to calculate this integral $$ I(a,b)= P\int_{0}^{\pi}\frac{d\theta}{a-b\cos\theta},\quad 0 <a<b,\quad a,b\in \mathbb{R}. $$ We can first write $$ I(a,b)=\frac{1}{2} ...
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Finding the poles and residues of a complex function $\frac{\cos(z)-1}{(e^z - 1)^2}$

I'm trying to find the poles and residues of: $$f(z) = \frac{\cos(z)-1}{(e^z - 1)^2}$$ I can see that this has a removable singularity at $z=0$ and double poles at $z=2k \pi i$. I'm having trouble ...
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Integral $P\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\lambda-1}}{1-x} dx$

I am trying to calculate the following principle value integral \begin{equation} P\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\lambda-1}}{1-x} dx \end{equation} for $\lambda \in [0,1].$ I tried to turn this into a ...
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Prove that for an odd function, res(f, z0) = res(f, -z0)

I am having difficulty proving that, for an odd function, the residue function is symmetric. i.e $res(f, z_0) = res(f, -z_0)$ I am using the Laurent series expansion of a function ...
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integral using residual theorem

I have the following problem: $$\int_C\cot z\ \mathrm{d}z,\ \ \ C(t)=2e^{it},\ t\in[0,2\pi]$$ my solution is: $$\mathrm{res_0}\cot z=\frac{\cos(0)}{\cos(0)}=1$$ The circle only surrounds one ...
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Solve $\mathscr{F}^{-1} [ \cot{a \omega} \times \mathscr{F} \{ U(t) \sin{\omega_0 t} \} ] $ using contour integration

I wish to evaluate $y(t) = \mathscr{F}^{-1} [ \cot{a \omega} \times \mathscr{F} \{ U(t) \sin{\omega_0 t} \} ] $, where $\mathscr{F}$ represents the Fourier transform, and U(t) represents the ...
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Residue of $\frac{\cot{ax}}{x^2-b^2}$?

I am interested to find the residue of $$\frac{\cos{ax}}{(x^2-b^2)\sin{ax}}$$ at $x=b$. How would I go about doing this? I can see that the pole is second order, and so the formula $$\text{res} = ...
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Calculating residue of $(z^3+1)^{-3}$ at $z=\exp(i\pi/3)$

I'm struggling to calculate the residue of $(z^3+1)^{-3}$ at $z=\exp(i\cdot\pi/3)$, which is the pole for the given contour. Using the formula for residue has resulted in a prohibitive double ...
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Calculate the residue of $\cot\pi z$ at poles $z=n$

I'm having trouble calculating the residue of $f(z) =\cot\pi z$. The function has a simple pole for every integer n, and i'm, trying to find the residue at n. I know that by the residue theorem: ...
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Inverse Fourier transform using Residues for a ratio of hyperbolic functions.

I'm new and glad to be here. I have a problem relating to an inverse Fourier transform. I have $$g(w)= \frac{\sinh{w(a-b)}}{w \cosh{wa}}$$ and want to find $$G(t)$$. I cannot find this in tables so I ...
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Pole and residue of $f(z) = \frac{1}{1+z^n}$

Let $f(z) = \frac{1}{1+z^n}$ for $n \ge 3$. How can we compute poles and residue in first point over real axis? Firstly, we have to solve $1+z^n=0$. I think, that solution of this are $$z_k = e^{2 ...
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Calculating the residues of $\frac{\zeta^{\prime}{(s) x^{s}}}{\zeta(s)\cdot s}$

Calculating the poles of $\frac{\zeta^{\prime}{(s) x^{s}}}{\zeta(s)\cdot s}$, where x is a fixed real number. I am trying to calculate the poles of this function at the trivial zeros of $\zeta$, ...
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A nasty simple pole… A residue calculation.

We are asked to compute: Res$[\frac{z^n+1}{z^n-1},e^{2\pi ki/n}]$, where I am assuming $k\in\mathbb Z$. The only tools I am aware of to compute residues comes from relating the function to power ...
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Residue Calculation

I am stuck on what should be a trivial residue calculation. Any suggestions? Compute the residue of $\frac{e^{2iz}-1}{z^2}$ at $z=0$. Isn't it a double pole, i.e., shouldn't I be able to take the ...
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Integrating around pie-slice domain

We are asked to show $$\int_0^{\infty}\frac{\log(x)}{x^3+1}dx=-\frac{2\pi^2}{27}$$, and $$\int_0^{\infty}\frac{1}{x^3+1}dx=\frac{2\pi}{3\sqrt{3}}$$ By integrating around a pie slice with angle ...
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What if a line integral is independent of the function?

This concerns the proof that the $n$ times punctured plane has $\mathbb Z ^n $ as his second homotopy group. We choose for each puncture $a_i$ a loop $\sigma_i$ which circles it once counterclockwise, ...
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Calculate integral using the residue theorem

I want to calculate the integral $$\int_C {{z^2-2z}\over{(z+1)^2(z^2+4)}}dz$$, where $C=\{z:|z|=4\}$ I want to use the Residue theorem to tackle this integral. Now, $f(z)$ has a pole of degree 2 at ...
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Calculating residues of multiple poles

I have $f(z)=\dfrac{z^2e^{iz}}{(z^2+1)^2}$, and I need its residue at $z=i$, which is a double pole. I tried expanding $f(w+i)$, where I got to $f(w+i)=w^{-2}\dfrac{(w^2+2iw-1)e^{iw-1}}{(w+2i)^2}$ and ...
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Keyhole Domain Residue problem with logarithm

Show $$\int^{\infty}_{0}\frac{\log(x)}{x^a(x+1)}dx = \frac{\pi^2\cos(\pi a)}{\sin^2(\pi a)}, \ 0<a<1$$ I have tried tackling this by using a keyhole domain, where $\gamma_{\epsilon}$, where ...
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Application of Residue Theorem and limits

I am trying the following problem from Fisher's Complex Variables book: If $f$ is analytic on a plane except at poles $\gamma_1, \cdots \gamma_N$ and none of them are integers and ...
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Look for the group members $\left ( (\mathbb Z/24\mathbb Z)^*,\underset{24}{\odot} \right )$ and calculate their orders.

Look for the group members $\left ( (\mathbb Z/24\mathbb Z)^*,\underset{24}{\odot} \right )$ and calculate their orders. The elements are $\overline1,\overline2,\ldots,\overline{23}$. Have the ...
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Residue of $\frac{1}{(1-z)^3}$ at $z=1$

I know there is a singularity of $z=1$ but I am a bit confused on how to find the residue at that point since if we have that $f(z)=\frac{g(z)}{h(z)}$ with $g(z)=1$ and $h(z)=(1-z)^3$ then $g(z)$ has ...
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Application of Residues

So in applying the residue theorem to solve improper real integrals, we agree to take our semicircles to be as large or as small as necessary such that all the poles we wish to work with lie inside ...
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Find the Fourier Transform of $\dfrac{x}{x^4+4}$

I have a problem here that becomes quite difficult to manage. I have to find the fourier transform of: $$f(x)=\frac{x}{x^4+4}$$ I'm sure there will be many ways to do this and I'll post my method ...