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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I want to compute $\int_0^\infty \frac{x^t}{1+x^2}dx \; \forall t \in (-1,1)$ using residue theroem.

I want to compute $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^t}{1+x^2}dx \qquad \forall t \in (-1,1)$$ using residue theroem. I consider $$f(z) = \frac{z^t}{1+z^2}$$ I find two pole of order 1 in $z=i$ and $z=-i$ with ...
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compute the integral using residue theory

I am trying to compute an integral in an example in my complex analysis textbook: $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty {xsinx\over x^4+1}dx$$ The book gives some startup hints, but I don't quite follow, I set ...
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computing integral using residue theory [duplicate]

I want to compute the integral $\int_{-\infty}^\infty {x^4\over {1+x^8}}dx$ by using residue theory. I find the zero of $Q(x)$ is $i^{1/4}$. Do I have to factor the denominator into 8 different ...
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Find $\int_\Gamma\frac{2z+j}{z^3(z^2+1)}\mathrm{d}z$ where $Γ:|z-1-i| = 2$

pls, some ideas for integral solution (residue theory)? $$\int_\Gamma\dfrac{2z+j}{z^3(z^2+1)}\mathrm{d}z$$ Where $Γ:|z-1-i| = 2$ is positively oriented circle. Thx, for help!
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prove $\int_{0}^{2\pi}(1-\cos x)^n\cos nx dx=(-1)^n\frac{\pi}{2^{n-1}} $

prove $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}(1-\cos x)^n\cos nx dx=(-1)^n\frac{\pi}{2^{n-1}} $$ I tried with $2\cos x =z+\frac1z$ then use residue theorem but I faced some troubles my try is : $2\cos x =z+\frac1z$ ...
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Integral $\int_{0}^{2\pi}\log|e^{i \theta}-1|d \theta$

Consider $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}\log|e^{i \theta}-1|d \theta$$ Is it equal to $0$ ? Why ? Any hint ?
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Integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}e^{-ax}\cos (bx)\operatorname d\!x$

I want to evaluate the following integral via complex analysis $$\int\limits_{x=0}^{x=\infty}e^{-ax}\cos (bx)\operatorname d\!x \ \ ,\ \ a >0$$ Which function/ contour should I consider ?
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Using residue to find a complex integral

Given the following: $$\int_{\varGamma_R} {z\,dz\over e^{2\pi iz^2}-1}, \ \ \ \varGamma_R=\{z\in \Bbb C:|z|=R\},\quad n<R^2<n+1,\,n\in\Bbb N.$$ I want to use the residue for this, but I can't ...
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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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About the integral $\int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac{\sin(ax)\,dx}{x(x^2+1)}$

I need to prove the following identity: $$\forall a>0,\qquad\int \limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{\sin(ax)\,dx}{x(x^2+1)}=\pi(1-e^{-a}).$$ I think it can be proven using Laurent series. I tried ...
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Integrating $t^{2r-1} / t^{2k} (1+t^2)^{r+1}$

Let $k$ and $r$ be natural numbers such that $1 \leq k \leq r$. I want to calculate $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{t^{2r-1}}{t^{2k}(1+t^2)^{r+1}} dt. $$ Since the integrand is an odd function the standard ...
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Calculating $\int_0^\infty \frac {\sin^2x}{x^2}dx$ using the Residue Theorem.

I am trying to compute the following integral using the Residue Theorem but am quite stuck: $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin^2x}{x^2}dx$$ I have tried applying Jordan's lemma, having written $\sin(x)$ as ...
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Integral $\int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac{t \sin(t)}{t^{2}+b^{2}}dt$

I want to solve the integral $$\int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac{t \sin(t)}{t^{2}+b^{2}}dt$$ Which function and contour should I consider ?
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$\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{e^{ax}}{1+e^x}dx$ with residue calculus

I'm trying to compute $\displaystyle \int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{e^{ax}}{1+e^x}dx$, $(0<a<1)$ Let $f$ denote the integrand. I'm using the rectangular contour given by the following curves: ...
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Show $\int_0^{\pi/3} \big((\sqrt{3}\cos x-\sin x)\sin x\big)^{1/2}\cos x \,dx =\frac{\pi\sqrt{3}}{8\sqrt{2}}. $

I have run a FORTRAN code and I have obtained strong evidence that $$\int_0^{\pi/3} \!\! \big((\sqrt{3}\cos\vartheta-\sin\vartheta)\sin\vartheta\big)^{\!1/2}\!\cos\vartheta \,d\vartheta ...
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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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How to compute the integral $\int_0^\infty\frac{x}{e^x+1}dx$ using the Residue theorem.

How to compute the integral $\int_0^\infty\frac{x}{e^x+1}dx$ using the Residue theorem, just as the title says. I have used rectangles, circles to do, but without any progress. By changing variable ...
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Problem with Mellin Barnes type integral

Using the Mellin Barnes technique for a certain Feynman integral, I arrive at $$ I= \frac1{2\pi i} \int\limits_{-i\infty}^{i\infty} dz\; \Gamma^4\left(\frac12 + z\right) ...
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Evaluating real improper integral by residues

I've been trying to solve this integral and have been getting nowhere: $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{dx}{(1+x^2)x^a} \;,\; 0<a<1 $$ The solution says that $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{dx}{(1+x^2)x^a} = ...
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Calculate $\displaystyle \int_0^\infty \frac{\ln x}{1 + x^4} \mathrm{d}x$ using residue calculus

I need to evaluate this integral using calculus of residues: $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\ln(x)}{1+x^4}\mathrm{d}x$$ I know I need to consider $\displaystyle ...
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Computing $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{\sin x}{x} \mathrm{d}x$ with residue calculus

This refers back to the integral of $\frac{\sin(x)}x = \frac\pi2$ already posted. How do I arrive at $\frac\pi2$ using the residue theorem? I'm at the following point: $$\int \frac{e^{iz}}{z} - \int ...
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What are the reasons for using a semi-circle in upper half plane of $\mathbb{C}$ for contour integration?

Why is it that when one in considering contour integration of a real function, such as $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{dx}{1+x^2}$$ the contour in the complex plane used is the following: ...
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Applications of the Residue Theorem to the Evaluation of Integrals and Sums

Evaluate the integral $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(1 + x^2)^{n+1}} dx. $$ I know that it equals $2\pi i$(the sum of the residues; at $z_k$) where $z_k$ are the poles of the function. I ...
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Evaluate $\int_{0}^{\infty}\dfrac{\mathrm dx}{(e^{\pi x}+e^{-\pi x})(16+x^2)}$

Find the integral $$I=\int_{0}^{\infty}\dfrac{1}{(e^{\pi x}+e^{-\pi x})(16+x^2)}dx$$ My try:let $x=-t$ $$I=\int_{-\infty}^{0}\dfrac{1}{(e^{\pi x}+e^{-\pi x})(16+x^2)}dx$$ so ...
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Evaluating $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{dx}{\cosh(x-a)\cos(2x)}$

I have been asked to evaluate $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{dx}{\cosh(x-a)\cos(2x)}$$. I'm deliberating on whether this indefinite integral exists or not. The integrand diverges when ...
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Can the direction of Contour Integral be affect to the result of integration?

Now i doing the home work about Residue Integration and i doubt that "Can the direction of Contour Integral be affect to the result of integration?" I mean with the same shape of contour but direction ...
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Why do we use only upper half plane to do Residue Integration?

In the class of mathematics my professor showed me that "how to use the residue integration method?". And i doubt at almost the last step that professor did. he made a contour over the upper half ...
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Evaluation of the integral.

$$I\left(n,\epsilon\right)=\int_{-{\rm i}\infty}^{+{\rm i}\infty} \frac{{\rm e}^{\epsilon z}}{\left(z+\epsilon\right)^n}\,{\rm d}z$$ The integration is taken along the imaginary axis, an integer ...
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Residue theorem, $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-ikx}(1-ika^2)^{-m} dk$ with integer $m$

I am trying to solve this integral $\int e^{-ikx}(1-ika^2)^{-m} dk$ using the residue theorem, but I cannot find the residue of the function. $$\frac{1}{(1-ika^2)^{-m}}=\sum (ika^2)^n(-1)^n ...
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Expressing an integral in terms of the Bernoulli numbers

In Ahlfors' Complex Analysis text, the Bernoulli numbers, $B_k$, are defined as the coefficients in a Laurent development: $$(e^z-1)^{-1}=\frac{1}{z}-\frac{1}{2}+ \sum_1^\infty (-1)^{k-1} ...
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Integrating $\int_0^\infty \frac{\log x}{(1+x)^3}\,dx$ using residues

I am trying to use residues to compute $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\log x}{(1+x)^3}\,dx.$$My first attempt involved trying to take a circular contour with the branch cut being the positive real axis, but ...
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Finding a definite integral by residue integration?

I have a probability distribution of the form $$\frac{k_1}{(k_2 x^2+k_3 x+k_4)^n}$$ and I want to find the mean and variance—but am running into problems with that. The mean would be ...
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Turning a Line Integral into a Contour one

I'm trying to compute an integral appearing in the article "On Determinants of Laplacians on Riemann Surfaces" of D'Hoker and Phong (page 541). It is as following. Fix $B\in \mathbb{R}_+$ and let ...
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How to calculate $ \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{ x^2 \log(x) }{1 + x^4} $?

I would like to calculate $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{ x^2 \log(x) }{1 + x^4}$$ by means of the Residue Theorem. This is what I tried so far: We can define a path $\alpha$ that consists of half a ...
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Hint to compute the following integral

Can someone give a hint on how to solve the following integral? $$ \int_{0}^{2N\pi} \frac{-R\left(\xi t - r\right)\cos\left(t\right) + \xi R\sin\left(t\right)} {\left[R^{2} + \left(\xi t - ...
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Help in calculating the following integral $\int_0^{2\pi}\! \frac{(1+2\cos x)^n \cos (nx)}{3+2\cos x} \, \mathrm{d}x. $

I was asked to calculate this: $$\int_0^{2\pi}\! \frac{(1+2\cos x)^n \cos (nx)}{3+2\cos x} \, \mathrm{d}x. $$ My idea was to change the integration limits to $|z|=1$ in the complex plane and to ...
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Computing $\int_0^{\pi\over2} \frac{dx}{1+\sin^2(x)}$?

How would you compute$$\int_0^{\pi\over2} \frac{dx}{1+\sin^2(x)}\, \, ?$$