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### Residue with half order pole?

I'm having issues evaluating the following integral using Cauchy's residue theorem. $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{e^{ix}}{\sqrt{x^2 - 1}} dx$$ Here's what I have tried. We have to make a ...
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### Residue Integral: $\int_0^\infty \frac{x^n - 2x + 1}{x^{2n} - 1} \mathrm{d}x$

Inspired by some of the greats on this site, I've been trying to improve my residue theorem skills. I've come across the integral $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^n - 2x + 1}{x^{2n} - 1} \mathrm{d}x,$$ where ...
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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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### Integral $P\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\lambda-1}}{1-x} dx$

I am trying to calculate the following principle value integral $$P\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\lambda-1}}{1-x} dx$$ 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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### 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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### I can't find out where did I go wrong in solving: $\int_{|z|=1}\frac{4+z}{(2-z)z}dz$

I can't find out where did I go wrong in solving: ...
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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 ...
### 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 ...
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 - ...