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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Number of zeros equal number of linearly independent analytic functions

I'm trying to read this paper and I'm stuck on a particular point. The authors are constructing an analytic function $f(z)$ which have to satisfy the following boundary conditions: ...
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Validity of Laurent series's principal part calculation

I need to calculate the principal part of the Laurent expansion of $f$ around a given $z_0$ in an annulus of the form $\{z\in \mathbb{C}:0<|z-z_0|<r$} and then use this to find $Res(f,z_0)$ ...
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Evaluating the (complex) integral $\int_\gamma \frac{e^{z+z^{-1}}}{z}\mathrm dz$ using residues.

I am trying to evaluate the following integral. $$\int_\gamma \frac{e^{z+z^{-1}}}{z}\mathrm dz$$ where $\gamma$ is the path $\cos(t)+2i\sin(t)$ for $0\leq t <4\pi$. So, $\gamma$ is an ...
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Evaluation of the contour integral $\int_\beta \frac{e^z}{e^z-\pi} \mathrm dz$

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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Guidance or advice with the determination of the type of singularities

I need to determine the type of singularity in $f$ at $z_0=0$ and calculate the Residue at that point. $$ \begin{align} f(z)=(z^2+z) \cos\left(\frac{1}{z}\right) \end{align} $$ I know that ...
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Evaluation of the type of singularity and Residue at that point

$$ \begin{align} f(z)=z^2e^{\frac{1}{z^3}} \end{align} $$ I need to determine the type of singularity and evaluate the Residue at $z_0=0$ We know that $e^{\frac{1}{z}}$ has an essential singularity ...
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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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Can use residue theorem for this integral

I need to compute $$I=\int_C \dfrac{e^{\sqrt{1+u}}\cdot\sqrt[4]{1+u}}{\sqrt{u}} \,\mathrm {d}u$$ where $C$ is the unit circle. I am confused about whether I can use the residue theorem to compute it? ...
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Evaluation of $\int_0^{\pi/3} \ln^2\left(\frac{\sin x }{\sin (x+\pi/3)}\right)\,\mathrm{d}x$

I plan to evaluate $$\int_0^{\pi/3} \ln^2\left(\frac{\sin x }{\sin (x+\pi/3)}\right)\, \mathrm{d}x$$ and I need a starting point for both real and complex methods. Thanks ! Sis.
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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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How to calculate complex residues

How would one best calculate the residue of $$f(z)=\frac{z^2}{z^6+1}$$ At its various poles? My method is to use L'hopital to calculate $\lim_{z\to root}(z-a)f(z)$ but this is rather slow and ...
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Need help with $\int_0^\infty\frac{\log(1+x)}{\left(1+x^2\right)\,\left(1+x^3\right)}dx$

I need you help with this integral: $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\log(1+x)}{\left(1+x^2\right)\,\left(1+x^3\right)}dx.$$ Mathematica says it does not converge, which is apparently false.
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Prove a function has a removable singularity at $z=0$.

Let $f$ be a holomorphic function on $\mathbb{C}\smallsetminus \{0\}$. Suppose $\int_{|z|=1}z^nf(z)\,dz=0$ for any $n=0,1,2,\ldots$. Prove that $f$ has a removable singularity at $z=0$. How to prove? ...
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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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inverse Laplace transform of $e^\sqrt{as}$

I am trying to find the inverse Laplace transform of $e^\sqrt{as}$ for $a>0$. So we need to solve $\oint_B dz \: e^\sqrt{az} e^{z t}$ (Bromwich contour), but not sure how to start. How do we even ...
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Complex analysis integral (maybe using residue theory?)

Trying to compute the following integral: $$ \int_{-\pi}^{\pi} \frac{d\theta}{1+\sin^2(\theta)}. $$ This is for a complex analysis course, so I'm trying to find a way to use residue theory of ...
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Residue of $\frac{z}{Log{z}}$ at $z=1$?

What is the residue of $\frac{z}{Log{z}}$ at $z=1$? I tried expanding log into it's series, factoring out a $z-1$ and then applying the geometric series expansion, but I'm just getting a series that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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$ \int_\gamma e^{\frac{1}{z^2-1}}\sin{(\pi z)}dz $ on a closed curve of index $N$ with respect to the point $1$.

Let $\gamma$ be a closed curve in the right half plane that has index $N$ with respect to the point $1$. Find $$ \int_\gamma e^{\frac{1}{z^2-1}}\sin{(\pi z)}dz $$ This is a problem from an old ...
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is this trig integral doable using contour integration?.

Is it possible to evaluate $\displaystyle \int_{0}^{\pi}\frac{x\cos(x)}{1+\sin^{2}(x)}dx=\frac{-{\pi}^{2}}{4}+ln^{2}(\sqrt{2}-1)$ by using residues?. I attempted it by considering $\displaystyle ...
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Is there an analytic function defined on $\Bbb C$ except for Gaussian integers where it has poles of order 1 and residue 1?

I need a function defined for all complex variables $z$, except for at all the Gaussian integers, where it has poles of order 1 and residue 1. The function has to be complex-analytic. Can anyone ...
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Writing the floor function as a contour integral

The function $f(z)=\frac{\pi}{\sin \pi z}$ has simple poles of residue 1 at the integers. Hence, by the residue theorem, I consider the interesting idea of drawing a (perhaps rectangular, for example) ...
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Definite integral, quotient of logarithm and polynomial

I was thinking this integral : $$I(\lambda)=\int_0^{\infty}\frac{\ln ^2x}{x^2+\lambda x+\lambda ^2}\text{d}x$$ What I do is use a Reciprocal subsitution, easy to show that: ...
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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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Determine the nature of singularities and calculate the residue of $f(z)=\frac{e^z-\mathrm{sin}z-1}{z^5+z^3}$

$$f(z)=\frac{e^z-\mathrm{sin}z-1}{z^5+z^3},\;\;\;\;\;\;\; \mathrm{Res}[f(z),0]$$ I am having trouble determining the nature of singularities. This is what I managed to do: ...
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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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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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complex variable integral using residue theorem [duplicate]

I am asked to calculate a complex integral. how to compute $\displaystyle \int \limits_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{x^4}{1+x^8}dx$ with residue theorem?
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holomorphic function over the disk that is real on a closed curve must be constant

Let $f$ be holomorphic on $\{z\in \mathbb{C}\mid |z|\leq 3\}$ and real on the boundary of the square $\{z\in\mathbb{C}\mid Re(z)\leq1 \text{ and } Im(z)\leq 1 \}$. Prove $f$ is constant. How to ...
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Application of Rouché: Equality of a power series and a finite series

Let $f(z) = \sum_0^\infty{a_n z_0^n}$ be a complex power series with radius of convergence $R>0$ and let $z_0 \epsilon \, \mathcal{U}_R(0)$ an arbitrary point. I need to show with $Rouché$ : For ...
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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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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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Inverse Laplace Transform using Jordan's Lemma?

Following is the question that i am trying to solve: "Consider a second order linear ODE $x\dfrac{d^2y}{dx^2}+x\dfrac{dy}{dx}+(3-2x)y=0$ A) Find the solution employing Laplace integrals by ...
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Inverse Laplace transform of $\frac{s}{\sqrt{(s+a)^3}}$

Trying to find the inverse Laplace transform of $\frac{s}{\sqrt{(s+a)^3}}$. So solving $\oint_B dz \: \frac{z}{\sqrt{(z+a)^3}} e^{z t}$ (Bromwich contour). I tried doing a u-substitution with $u=z+a$ ...
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Evaluating real integral using residue calculus: why different results?

I have to evaluate the real integral $$ I = \int_0^{\infty} \frac{\log^2 x}{x^2+1}. $$ using residue calculus. Its value is $\frac{\pi^3}{8}$, as you can verify (for example) introducing the function ...
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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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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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Prove $\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin^4x}{x^4}dx = \frac{\pi}{3}$

I need to show that $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{\sin^4x}{x^4}dx = \frac{\pi}{3} $$ I have already derived the result $\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin^2x}{x^2} = \frac{\pi}{2}$ using complex analysis, a result ...
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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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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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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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Calculate residue at essential singularity

I know you can calculate a residue at an essential singularity by just writing down the Laurent series and look at the coefficient of the $z^{-1}$ term, but what can you do if this isn't so easy? For ...
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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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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 $\frac{4\pi i}{3}$?