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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Generating function of the Laguerre Polynomials

The Laguerre Polynomials have the following integral representations $$L_{n}^{\alpha} (x) = x^{-\alpha} e^x \frac{1}{2\pi i } \oint_c \frac{e^{-z} z^{n+\alpha}}{(z-x)^{n+1}} dz$$ where $c$ is an ...
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Countour integral using residue theorem

Evaluate the integral $$ \int_{\gamma} \tanh(z) dz $$ where $\gamma(t) = e^{it}$ and $0 \leq t \leq 2\pi$. I want to do this using the residue theorem but I am unsure of how to work out the poles of ...
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Evaluating $\int^{\infty }_{-\infty}\frac {z^3\sin az}{z^4+4}dz$

I'd like to evaluate following integral with contour integration $$\int^{\infty }_{-\infty}\dfrac {z^3\sin az}{z^4+4}dz$$ and I think the best way to solve is to recognize it is equal to the ...
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Evaluate $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{1}{(x^2+1)^3} dx$

Evaluate $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{1}{(x^2+1)^3} dx$ I wasnt exactly sure how to approach this. I saw some similar examples that used Cauchy's theorem.
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Poles of $\frac{1}{1+x^4}$ [duplicate]

The integral I'd like to solve with contour integration is $\int^{\infty }_{0}\dfrac {dx}{x^{4}+1}$ and I believe the simplest way to do it is using the residue theorem. I know the integrand has four ...
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Proving susceptibility in Lorentz Model satisy Kramers-Kronig relations

My instructor asked me to prove that the real and imaginary parts of the electric susceptibility derived from Lorentz Model satisfy the Kramers-Kronig relations using the residue theorem. The problem ...
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residue of this function at infinity

How do I calculate the residue of $\frac{\sin(z)}{z}$ at infinity ? I tried to use wikipedia definition for the case, $\lim_{|z|\rightarrow\infty}f(z)=0$ then ...
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If $f(z)$ is a polynomial function of degree $n \ge 2$, prove that the sum of the residues of $\frac{1}{f(z)}$ is zero

Let $f(z)=a_nz^n +a_{n-1} z^{n-1} +...+a_1z+a_0$ be a polynomial of degree $n \ge 2$. Prove that the sum of the residues of $\frac{1}{f(z)}$ is zero. Ok, so here is my thinking process so far: At ...
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How to solve $\int_0^{\infty}\frac{\cos{ax}}{x^3+1}dx$?

QUESTION. It is looked for a closed solution for following real integrals $\displaystyle\int_0^{\infty}\displaystyle\frac{\cos{ax}}{x^3+1}dx$ and ...
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Find the contour integral around unit circle.

Evaluate the below integral by turning it into a contour integral around a unit circle: $$\int_{0}^{\pi}\frac{\cos2\phi}{1-2a \cos\phi + a^2} d\phi$$ $where\;a\neq \pm1$
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Calculate $\int_0^3 \frac{x^{\frac{3}{4}} (3-x)^{\frac{1}{4}}}{5-x}\,dx$ using principal branch

I would like to calculate the following integral $$ I = \int_0^3 \frac{x^{\frac{3}{4}} (3-x)^{\frac{1}{4}}}{5-x}\,dx $$ using contour integration but using principal branch of the function, i.e. ...
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Residue of $\frac{\cos(\frac{\pi}{z-1})}{z^2 \sin z}$ at $z=1$

Residue of $$\frac{1}{z^2 \sin z}\cos\left(\frac{\pi}{z-1}\right)$$ at $z=1$. More importantly, I don't even know whether it exists or not. The one who creates this question has made questions that ...
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How can I calculate this complex integral?

The integral is the following: $$\int_{|z|=r} \frac{z+1}{z(z^2+4)} dz , r>0, r \neq 2 $$ I'm a little bit lost, I know that its partial fraction expansion is $$ \frac{z+1}{z(z^2+4)} = ...
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Finding $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{243}{16(n\pi )^5}\sin(2n\pi /3)$

The WolfarmAlpha couldn't give me the sum of $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{243}{16(n\pi )^5}\sin(2n\pi /3)$$ therefore I thought that this problem is difficult so I used my calculator to get $(1/24)$ ...
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Complex integral using cauchy residue formula

I want to compute $ \displaystyle \int_{0}^{+\infty} \frac{dx}{x^n-1} $ I've proved that $ \displaystyle \int_{0}^{+\infty} \frac{dx}{x^n+1} = \frac{\pi}{n\sin\left(\frac{\pi}{n}\right)}$ in a ...
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Evaluating an Integral by Residue Theorem

Its been awhile since I have taken complex analysis and I am wondering how to solve the following integral when $a>0, \ a=0,$ and $a<0$ for $$\int^{\infty}_0\frac{\cos ax+x\sin ax}{1+x^2}dx.$$ ...
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How to compute contour integral?

Use Residue theorem to compute contour integral $$\int_C \frac{4e^z}{\sin z} dz$$ I need help figuring out singularities that are within the circle $|z|= 4$. I am stuck at that part. Thanks in ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{d\theta}{\left(1+\beta \cos (\theta )\right)^2}$

I am trying to evaluate the integral $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{d\theta}{\left(1+\beta \cos \left(\theta\right)\right)^2}$$ via change of variables and applying Cauchy's Residue Theorem. Here is how I'm ...
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Complex integral and Laurent series

Could you help with solving this complex integral: $$\int_C z^3\exp{\left(\dfrac{-1}{z^2}\right)} dz$$ where $C$ is $|z|=5$. I am expecting that the Residue Theorem will be needed. The answer should ...
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Find the Fourier transform of $u(x) = \frac{x \cos(2x)}{(1+x^2)^2}$

Find the Fourier transform of $$u(x) = \frac{x \cos(2x)}{(1+x^2)^2}$$ My work Okay so we want $$\int_\mathbb R \frac{e^{-ixt}x\cos(2x)}{(1+x^2)^2}dx$$ Of course we want to apply the residue ...
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Using complex analysis to find the Inverse Laplace transform

I have been reviewing for my comprehensive graduation exam where I have been solving the Inverse Laplace transform via complex analysis. Consider $$ H(s) = \frac{s^2 - s + 1}{(s + 1)^2} $$ Then we ...
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Evaluating $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(x^2+b^2)^2}dx$

Find $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(x^2+b^2)^2}dx$$ We see that the only poles are at $x=\pm bi$. Integrating over the semicircular contour implies that it is equal to $2\pi i*Res_{(+bi)}$ ...
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Help finding the residue of $1/(z^8+1)$

Help finding the residue of $1/(z^8+1)$ I'm integrating over $\{ Re^{it} | 0 \leq t \leq \pi \}$, and I found 4 simple poles at $z_0=e^{in\pi/8}$ where $n = 0,...,3$ and I'm trying to calculate ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^\infty \frac{(\log x)^2}{1+x^2} dx$ using complex analysis

How do I compute $$\int_0^\infty \frac{(\log x)^2}{1+x^2} dx$$ What I am doing is take $$f(z)=\frac{(\log z)^2}{1+z^2}$$ and calculating $\text{Res}(f,z=i) = \dfrac{d}{dz} \dfrac{(\log ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\log x }{(x-1)\sqrt{x}}dx$ (solution verification)

I tried to find the integral $$I=\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\log x }{(x-1)\sqrt{x}}dx \tag1$$ I substituted $x=t^2, 2tdt=dx$ and chose $\log x$ and $\sqrt{x}$ to be principal values. We have ...
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Solution of gaussian integral with hyperbolic cotangent

I was wondering if the integral $$I=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}d\omega \omega e^{-(\omega/a)^2}\coth(\frac{b\omega}{2})\cos(\omega c)$$ where $a,b,c>0$ can be solved using complex countour ...
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Prove that $\zeta(4)=\pi^4/90$

I am asked to "use the calculus of residues" to prove that $$\displaystyle\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^4}=\frac{\pi^4}{90}$$ I think I can do this given the Laurent series for $\cot z$ ...
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Counting number of roots inside a circle, using Rouche's theorem,

Using the Argument Principle and applying Rouche's Theorem, I know that there are 6 zeroes of the polynomial $$z^{10}-6z^6+3z^4-1$$ inside the unit circle $|z|=1$, no zeroes inside $|z|=1/2$, but I'm ...
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Integral with branch cut ( Problem while calculating residue)

While calculating this integral $\int_{-1}^{1}\frac{dx}{\sqrt{1-x^2}(1+x^2)}$ , I am really struggling to calculate the residue at (-i), I am getting the value of residue as $\frac{-1}{2\sqrt{2}i}$, ...
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Evaluating $I_{\alpha}=\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\ln(1+x^2)}{x^\alpha}dx$ using complex analysis

Again, improper integrals involving $\ln(1+x^2)$ I am trying to get a result for the integral $I_{\alpha}=\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\ln(1+x^2)}{x^\alpha}dx$ - asked above link- using some complex ...
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Determining the value of an integral using complex methods

I need to find the value of the following integral using complex analysis: $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{\sin(k_1\ x)+\sin(k_2\ x)}{x^2-a^2}\ dx$$ where $k_1, k_2, a$ are real coefficients. The ...
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Why do we need a branch cut for $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{x^{\frac{1}{2}}}{{(1 + x)^2}}dx$?

What is the significance of the $x^{\frac{1}{2}}$ in the numerator of this integral. I have read this kind of integral requires taking a branch cut. Why do we need a branch cut, what does it enable us ...
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Contour integral using residue

Assume that $f(z) \in \{\sqrt{2z^2 + 1}\}$ $,f(0) = 1$ We have a cut: $\gamma = \{|z| = \frac{1}{\sqrt2}, Re(z) \geqslant 0 \}$ $\oint\limits_{|z|=1} \frac{z dz}{(z+2)(f(z) + 3)}$ I found ...
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Are these the correct residues?

$$\int_C \frac{z+1}{z^2-2z} dz$$ for the circle of $\lvert z \rvert = 3 $. Poles are obviously at $ z = {0,2}$. Can I calculate the residues by viewing the fraction in the integral as either $$\int_C ...
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Integrating $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{1}{1 + x^4}dx$ with the residue theorem

Calculate integral $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{1}{x^4+1} dx$$ with residue theorem. Can I evaluate $\frac 12\int_C \dfrac{1}{z^4+1} dz$ where $C$ is simple closed contour of the upper ...
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Why is the equation $\frac{(z-i)^2}{(z^2+1)^2}=\frac{1}{(z+i)^2} $ in the residue theorem accurate?

I don't understand the reasoning here: $\frac{(z-i)^2}{(z^2+1)^2}=\frac{1}{(z+i)^2} $
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A suitable integration path for $\cos z/(2 + \cos z)$

I was solving the exercises and got stuck when trying to solve this with tools of residual calculus $$ \int_{0}^{2 \pi} \frac{\cos (z)}{2 + \cos (z)} \, dz = \int_{0}^{2 \pi} f(z) \, dz. $$ Isolated ...
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Find the Residue of $\frac{e^z}{sin^2(z)}$ at each finite singularity

The problem states: Find the Residue of $f(z)=\frac{e^z}{sin^2(z)}$ at each finite singularity. The poles are clearly at $z=k\pi (k\in\mathbb{Z})$, and the order are all 2, since: $\lim_{z \to ...
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Apply residue formula 1

This seems to be a bit of a stupid question, but I can't get it right and need som help. I've a formula that says: If $$f(z) = (z-a)^{-N}g(z)$$ then $$Res_{z=a} f(z) = \frac{g^{N-1}(a)}{(N-1)!} $$ I ...
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determining a residue by taking a limit

To determine a residue, I need to take this limit: $$\lim_{z\to 2\pi ik} \frac{d}{dz}\frac{(z-2\pi ik)^2}{z(e^z-1)^2}$$ with $k$ any integer number (like -1, -1, 0, 3, 7) I have tried l'Hopital's rule ...
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$\tan(z)$ with residue theorem

Calculate $$\oint_{|z|=2}\tan(z)\,dz$$ because $\tan(z)=\dfrac{\sin(z)}{\cos(z)}$ the poles are when $\cos(z)=0$ at $z=\pm\pi/2\pm n\pi, \;n\in\mathbb{Z}$ Poles inside $|z|=2$ are $\pm\pi/2$ and ...
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Integral with residues

Calculate integral $$\oint\limits_{\gamma}\frac{e^z}{z^4+5z^3}dz$$ Where $\gamma$ is parameterization of one rotation of circle $A(0,2)$ So if I write the integral like this ...
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Evaluating the integral of $1+z+1/\tan z$ over a circle

I am a beginner and I want to learn how to solve these kind of integrals: $$\int_{|z|= \pi/4}\left(1+z+\frac{1}{\tan z}\right)\,dz$$ So should I divide it in three integrals, calculate each integral ...
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Singularity and residue in z = 0

How can I classify the singularity in $z = 0$ and determine the respective residue in $z = 0$ for the following function ? f(z) = $ cos(1/z)(z+1)^2$ Do I have to use Taylor expansion of $cos(1/z)$ ...
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how evaluate $\int_0^{\pi}\frac{1}{(a+\cos{\theta})^2}, a>1 $, using residues theorem?

how evaluate $\int_0^{\pi}\frac{1}{(a+\cos{\theta})^2}, a>1 $, using residues theorem? This problem is an exercise book Complex Analysis of Conway.
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Evaluation of real integral by residues

I have to calculate the integral $$I=\int_{0}^{2\pi}\frac{\cos^2(3\theta)}{5-4\cos(2\theta)}d\theta$$ using residues, but I'm having trouble calculating the residue in $z=0$. If you rewrite the ...
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complex integral with non integer power

I want to calculate this integral ...
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Using Residue Theorem to calculate the integral

for $$I=\int_{|z|=1}{z^m \cos\left(\frac{1}{z}\right)}\,dz$$ where $m=0,1,2...$ Is the singularity $z=0$ or there are some other singularities? if it is $z=0$, what's order of pole?
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The Residues of an even function or an odd function on $U$ subset open symmetric

I have to proof that for $f$ even function holomorphic with singularities isolated then $$res_{z}f=-res_{-z}f$$ an simmetric for $f$ odd, $i.e.$ $$res_{z}f=res_{-z}f$$ My hint is proof that laurent ...
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Another theorem of Principal value

Let $f$ holomorphic function with isolated singularities in neighborhood of $ \overline{\mathbb{H}}^+ = \{ z\in \mathbb{C} : \operatorname{Im} z \geqslant 0\}$ and suppose that f only have one ...