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Proper way to set up “Pac-Man” contour integral

I'm trying to evaluate $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{x^a}{1+x} \: dx, \: -1<a<0 $$ using contour integrals. Actually, I have found the correct answer using a "Pac-Man" contour and residues. My only ...
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Contour Integral: $\int^{1}_{0}\frac{1}{\sqrt[n]{1-x^n}}dx$

I want to compute: $\int^{1}_{0}\frac{1}{\sqrt[n]{1-x^n}}dx$ for natural $n>1$ using Residue Calculus. I am thinking of using some kind of a keyhole or bone contour that could go around the ...
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Calculating $\int_0^\pi \sin^2t\;dt$ using the residue theorem

I want to use the residue theorem to calculate $$I:=\int_0^\pi \sin^2t\;dt$$ Since $\sin^2$ is an even function, we've got $$I=\frac{1}{2}\int_0^{2\pi}\sin^2t\;dt$$ The solution of this exercise ...
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Contour intergals of rational fuction

Consider $$F=\frac {x}{x^3+y^3}dx+\frac{y}{x^3+y^3}dy$$ 1) Show that $\int_GF=0$, where $G$ is the arc of a circle or radius $r$ in the first quadrant. 2) Compute the integral of $F$ along the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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$\int e^{\cos(x)} \cos(nx)\ dx$ 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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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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Contour Integral of $I= \int_{-i\infty}^{i\infty}\frac{a^{z+1}}{1+z} dz$ [duplicate]

I'm trying to evaluate the following integral: $I= \int_{-i\infty}^{i\infty}\frac{a^{z+1}}{1+z} dz$ $0<a<1$ I've integrated from 0 to $ i\infty $ then from ...
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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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Calculation of a Residue

Does anyone know of a good way to calculate the residue at zero of the following function? I was able to calculate it with the higher order pole formula for residues and then used Mathematica to find ...
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Infinite sums and integrals using residues

I have no idea how to solve these two, any help? $\mathtt{i)}$ $$\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{a-i\infty}^{a+i\infty}\frac{e^{tz}}{\sqrt{z+1}}dz$$ $$ a,t\gt0$$ $\mathtt{ii)}$ $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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Computing $\int_0^{2\pi}(1+2\cos t)^n\cos nt\ \mathrm{d}t$

I'd like to calculate the following integral on the interval $[0,2\pi]$: $$ I=\int_0^{2\pi}(1+2\cos t)^n\cos nt\ \mathrm{d}t = 2\pi. $$
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Using Cauchy integral formula to calculate $\int_\gamma \frac{\cos{z}}{z^n}$

Let $\gamma(\vartheta)=\mathrm{e}^{i\vartheta},\,\vartheta\in[0,2\pi]$, and consider the integral $$I(n)=\int_\gamma \frac{\cos{z}}{z^n},$$ where $n\in \{0,2,4,6,...\}$. Is there any way to prove ...
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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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$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{\cos2\pi x}{x^4+x^2+1}dx=-\frac{\pi}{2\sqrt{3}}\mathrm{e}^{-\pi\sqrt{3}}$

Can somebody help me out with the following integral? Prove that: $\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{cos2\pi x}{x^4+x^2+1}dx=\frac{-\pi}{2\sqrt{3}}e^{-\pi\sqrt{3}}$ I have already determined the ...
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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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Choice of branches for contour integration.

Suppose I have the following function of a complex variable $$f(z)=\log(z)(z^2+1)^{1/2}.$$ Wolfram Alpha tells me the branch cuts of $f(z)$ are $z\leq 0$ (presumably for the logarithmic term), and ...
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How to show $\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{\sin(ax)}{x(x^2+1)}dx=\pi(1-e^{-a})$? ($a\ge0$)

$$\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{\sin(ax)}{x(x^2+1)}dx=\pi(1-e^{-a}), \ a\ge0$$ I tried to solve but came up with $\pi(2-e^{-a}) $. Could you tell me where did I do the mistake? if $x=z$ then ...
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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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calculation of $\int^{\frac{\pi}{2}}_{0}\cos^{n}x\cos (nx)\ dx $, where $n\in \mathbb{N}$

Calculation of $\displaystyle \int^{\frac{\pi}{2}}_{0}\cos^{n}x\cos (nx)\ dx $, where $n\in \mathbb{N}$ $\bf{My\; Try}::$ Using $\displaystyle \cos (x) = \frac{e^{ix}+e^{-ix}}{2}$, we get ...
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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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Indented Path Integration

The goal is to show that $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{1/3}\log(x)}{x^2 + 1}dx = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$$ and that $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{1/3}}{x^2 + 1}dx = \frac{\pi}{\sqrt{3}}.$$ So, we start with the ...
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Contour integration in the complex plane gone wrong

Considering a function of complex variable $z$: $$f(z)=\frac{e^z}{z}$$ and a contour integral: $$\oint_C dz f(z)$$ such that the contour $C$ encircles the origin counterclockwise, it is clear from the ...
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Establish $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{x^a}{x^2 + b^2}dx = \frac{\pi b^{a-1}}{2 \cos(\pi a /2)}$ when $-1 < a < 1$

My attempt at a solution: (this is homework, btw) Let $f(z) = \frac{z^a}{z^2 + b^2}dz$ then the singularities of $f$ occur at $\pm ib$. $$ Res(f; ib) = \frac{z^a}{z + ib} \biggr |_{ib} = ...
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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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Evaluating series by contour integration, the residue theorem, and cotangent

I'm trying to understand this section in Tristan Needham's book Visual Complex Analysis about what he says is a standard method for evaluating series via a contour integral. My specific question is ...
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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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Residue/Contour integration problem

Supposedly, $\displaystyle\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{\cos ax}{x^4+1}dx=\frac{\pi}{\sqrt{2}}e^{-a/\sqrt{2}}\left(\cos\frac{a}{\sqrt{2}}+\sin\frac{a}{\sqrt{2}}\right)$, $a>0$. Using ...
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Residues of Complex Functions

I need to find the residues of $f$ at the isolated singular points, namely $z=1,z=0$. Where $f(z)=\dfrac{2z+1}{z(z+1)}$. I already have that the residue at $z=0$ is $1$, and I know I need to do ...
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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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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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Looking for guidance on a Fourier integral

Working with a Fourier transform problem, I've encountered the following integral: $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{\exp\left(-a^2x^2+ibx\right)}{x^2+c^2}dx $$ where $a$, $b$, and $c$ are real ...
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Complex integral using residue theorem

I have $$\int_{|z|=1} z^m \sin\left(\frac{1}{z}\right)~dz,$$ for $m = 0,1,2,\dots$ I know that there is a singularity at $z=0$, and this singularity is within the curve, thus the residue theorem ...
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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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Contour integration using the residue at infinity

I posted a similar problem a few months ago but got no responses. So I'm going to try again with a different problem. I want to evaluate $ \displaystyle I ...
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Generating Laguerre polynomials using gamma functions

An exercise given by my complex analysis assistant goes as follows: For $n \in \mathbb{N}$ and $x>0$ we define $$P_n(x) = \frac{1}{2\pi i} \oint_\Sigma ...
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Finding a generalization for $\int_{0}^{\infty}e^{- 3\pi x^{2} }\frac{\sinh(\pi x)}{\sinh(3\pi x)}dx$

$\;\;\;\;$I was reading the introduction of Paul J. Nain's book "Dr. Euler's fabulous formula" where he talks about the sense of beauty in mathematics and quotes the G.N.Watson as saying that a ...
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Contour Integral of $\int \frac{a^z}{z^2}\,dz$.

My task is to show $$\int_{c-i\infty}^{c+i\infty}\frac{a^z}{z^2}\,dz=\begin{cases}\log a &:a\geq1\\ 0 &: 0<a<1\end{cases},\qquad c>0.$$So, I formed the contour consisting of a ...
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Evaluation of the contour integral $\int_\beta \frac{e^z}{e^z-\pi} dz$

Suppose $\beta$ is a loop in the annulus $\{z:10<\left|z\right|<12\}$ that winds $N$ times about the origin in the counterclockwise direction, where $N$ is an integer. Determine the value of ...
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Summation of series using residues

Let $P(n)$ and $Q(n)$ be polynomials such that $\displaystyle \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} (-1)^{n} \frac{P(n)}{Q(n)}$ converges conditionally, that is, the degree of $Q(n)$ is exactly 1 degree more than ...
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Contour integral $\int_{|z|=1}\exp(1/z)\sin(1/z)dz$

Evaluate the contour integral $$\int_{|z|=1}\exp(1/z)\sin(1/z)\,dz$$ along the circle $|z|=1$ counterclockwise once. The singularities are $\dfrac1{\pi k},k\in\mathbb{Z}$ plus the limit point $0$. So ...
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use residues to evaluate sum involving square of csch

I have been trying to evaluate the following sum using residues $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{\sinh^{2}(\pi n)}=\frac{1}{6}-\frac{1}{2\pi}$ I am mainly interested in using residues to ...
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contour integration on indented path involving branch of the square root

Let $g(z)$ be a branch of the square root on $\mathbb{C} \setminus \lbrace iy : y \leq 0 \rbrace$. For $0 < r < 1 <R$ and $0 \leq \theta \leq \pi$, let $\tau_r$ be the contour given by the ...
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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 residue with $\oint_C \dfrac{3z^3 + 2}{(z-1)(z^2 + 9)} dz$

I am doing the integral $\oint_C \dfrac{3z^3 + 2}{(z-1)(z^2 + 9)} dz$, and I am trying to find the residue at the pole $3i$;I am unsure how to do this. Could I factor $z^2 + 9$ further?