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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The meaning of the Imaginary value of the Residue while Evaluating a Real Improper Integral

When evaluating the improper integral $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x^{3}\sin\left(2x\right)}{\left(x^{2}+1\right)^{2}}\,dx$$ (which is an even function, so half of the $(-\infty,\infty)$ integral), I used ...
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Calculating the residue of a complex funciton with ln(z) at z=0

How can I calculate this residue: $$Res\left(\frac {z\ln(z)}{(z^2 +1)^3} , 0\right) $$ if it's possible at all. I know $0$ is a branch point for $\ln(z)$ and therefore isn't a pole, but when i plug ...
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Inverse Laplacetransform of rational function with multiple pole

I have to calculate the inverse Laplacetransorm of this function using Residue calculus $$ \frac{s^4 + 6s^3 - 10s^2 + 1}{s^5} $$ but I can't find any Residue rule that would solve this. Can you show ...
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Why is the (-1)-th coefficient of $f^n f'$ equal to 0, without dividing by $n+1$?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring, and $n$ be a nonnegative integer. Let $f\in R\left[t,t^{-1}\right]$ be a Laurent polynomial in one variable $t$ over $R$ (this means a formal $R$-linear combination of ...
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Calculation of $\int^{\pi/2}_{0}\cos^{n}(x)\cos (nx)\,dx$, where $n\in \mathbb{N}$

Compute the definite integral $$ \int^{\pi/2}_{0}\cos^{n}(x)\cos (nx)\,dx $$ where $n\in \mathbb{N}$. My Attempt: Using $\cos (x) = \frac{e^{ix}+e^{-ix}}{2}$, we get $$ \begin{align} ...
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How to solve this equation with implicit sum

I want to know how the authors of this arxiv paper (p. 10) solved the equation \begin{align} g\left(\lambda\right) ={}& ...
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My complex integral cancels at the end; how can I modify the integrand to prevent this?

$$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^a}{x^2 + b^2}$$ for $-1< a < 1$ and b>0 -- these constraints help with estimating the integral on the big circle and small circle of a keyhole contour that I chose to ...
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Can I use an upper semi-circle to integrate this function?

I'm trying to integrate $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{e^{iz}}{e^z + e^{-z}}dz$$ Do I have have to integrate this over a box, or can I use my first guess at a contour and use an upper semi-circle ...
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Contour integral mystery: why is the answer different from Maple/Matlab?

The mystery is that here is a fairly standard contour integral which can be done by the residue theorem. Yet when I tried to evaluate it using numerical softwares like Maple or Matlab, the answer is ...
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Finding the residues of poles

Consider the equation $\mathcal{F}(\lambda)=0\ \ \ \forall\ \lambda = \lambda_{n},\ n \in \mathbb{N}$. I understand that the expression $\frac{d}{d\lambda}\ ...
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What is a residue?

I've heard of residues in complex analysis, contour integration, etc. but all I really know it to be is the $c_{-1}$ term in the Laurent series for a function. Is there some sort of intuition on what ...
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Two different answers with Laplace

Find the solution for the equation $$ -u'' + u = \delta'(t)$$ for which it "disappears" for $t<0$ By using residuals! So I used Laplace transformation for this. $$Y(-s^2 + 1) = ...
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Multivariate Residue Theorem

Let $G(s,t)$ be a complex valued function in two variables that converges absolutely for $Re(s), Re(t)>1$. Suppose we can analytically continue $G$ in such a way that $$G(s,t) = f(s)g(t)H(s,t)$$ ...
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Complex Analysis - Calculating Residues

I am told to calculate the residue of $ \frac{ e^{-z} }{ (z-1)^{2} } $ at $ z = 1 $. The answer is supposed to be $ \frac{ 1 }{ e } $. Can someone give me a hint on how to approach this?
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Compute the following integral, where $C$ is the circle $|z|=3$

Evaluate:$$\int_{C} (1 + z + z^2)(e^\frac{1}{z}+e^\frac{1}{z-1}+e^\frac{1}{z-2}) dz $$ where $ C$ is a circle $|z|=3$ and $z \ \epsilon \ \mathbb{C}$ The function that is being integrated has ...
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Why does this example of global residue theorem not work?

This question is related to and inspired by a previous question What is the residue obtained from this integral? , but note that the appearing functions are slightly different. Consider the following ...
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What is the residue obtained from this integral?

Consider the following integral in two complex variables $z_1$ and $z_2$: $$\frac{1}{(2\pi i)^2}\oint_{{|z_1|=\epsilon}\atop{|z_2|=\epsilon}}dz_1 dz_2\frac{1}{z_1 ...
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Reciprocals of theta functions

I've spent the last few months with partial fraction expansions, and thought to create a function with simple poles over a lattice of zeros, like that of any of the Jacobi theta functions... but I ...
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A Residue problem [duplicate]

Preparing myself for qualifying exam, I found this problem in residues in some previous qualifying exam, and I am stuck and don't know how to solve it, any helps? ...
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What is a “Contour Integral” and how do I evaluate one?

A very general question, I apologize, but as you read this, hopefully you get what I'm asking. Recently, Bernoulli Numbers have caught my eye, for I am studying infinite series' and it is a part of ...
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Residue Problem

I am trying to find residues for all singularities of the function: $$f(z)= \frac{\tanh z}{z^2}$$ Here is what I did: $$f(z)= \frac{\sinh z}{z^2\cosh z}$$ when $$\cosh z=0$$ then $z_k =i( ...
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A Tough Problem about Residue

I tried my best to solve this problem from what I learned in residues, but the solution seems very far from what I was doing!! Is there any way other than using Laurent series expansion? Here is the ...
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residue of this function at infinity

How do I calculate the residue of $\dfrac{\sin(z)}{z}$ at infinity ? I tried to use Wikipedia definition for the case, $\lim_{|z|\rightarrow\infty}f(z)=0$ then ...
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The residue of $\frac{f(z)}{g(z)^2}$

Let $f$ and $g$ be analytic near $a$, and suppose $g$ has a simple zero at $a$. Find a formula for the residue of $\frac{f(z)}{g(z)^2}$ at $a$ in terms of $f(a)$ and the derivatives of $f$ and $g$ at ...
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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 integration, showing that arc integral vanishes

I stumbled upon the following integral in QFT: $$\int_{\mathbb{R}} \frac{k e^{ikr}}{k^2+m^2} dk$$ If We turn this into complex variable integral along semi-circle arc in the upper complex plane: ...
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my computation of a real integral still has an imaginary number in it,

I have four residues that I have found. I multiplied each by $2\pi i$, using the Residue Theorem. But my final answer still has an $i$ in it. Needless to say, it is not the right answer, since the ...
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Is there a faster way to compute the residues of this function,

$$\frac{z^2log(z)}{1+z^4}$$ I have that this function has simple poles at $$e^{i\pi/4},e^{i3\pi/4},e^{i5\pi/4},e^{i7\pi/4}$$ which are the zeroes of the denominator (1+$z^4$). The computation of ...
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Finding the poles and residues of a complex function $\frac{\cos(z)-1}{(e^z - 1)^2}$

I'm trying to find the poles and residues of: $$f(z) = \frac{\cos(z)-1}{(e^z - 1)^2}$$ I can see that this has a removable singularity at $z=0$ and double poles at $z=2k \pi i$. I'm having trouble ...
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Integral of ratio of complex polynomials

Let $p(z),q(z) \in \mathbb{C}[z]$ two polynomials with coefficients in $\mathbb{C}$ s.t. $deg(p) = m$, $deg(q) = n$ and $n \ge m +2$. I need to show that $$ \lim_{R \to \infty} \int_{|z| = R} ...
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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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Complex analysis, poles and singularities and boundedness

So I am on the following problem: Prove that an isolated singularity of $f(z)$ is removable as soon as either $\text{Re}f(z)$ or $\text{Im}f(z)$ is bounded above or below. The hint is to use a ...
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$\int_0^\infty \frac{\log(x)}{x^2+\alpha^2}$ using residues

I'm trying to find $\int_0^\infty \frac{\log(x)}{x^2+\alpha^2}dx$ where $\alpha>0$ is real. My approach was to take an integral along the real line from $1/R$ to $R$, around the circle ...
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Evalulate $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(1+x^{2n})^2}dx$ by using residue theorem

I know the answer of the integral $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{1}{1+x^{2n}}dx=\frac{\pi}{n\sin\left(\frac{\pi}{2n}\right)}$$where $n\in\mathbb{N}$. But how to evalulate ...
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Is there a simpler way to compute the residue of a function at a pole of order 3?

The function $$\frac {1}{z^2(e^{i2\pi z}-1)}$$ has a triple pole at z = 0. To compute the residue of f at z = 0, I can compute the Laurent expansion of f about z = 0, and then read off the ...
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Computing residues of $\cot(\pi z)/z(z+1)$ with symmetries

I would like to know if there is a quick way of computing the residues of $$f(z) = \frac{\cot \pi z}{z(z+1)}$$at the points $z = 0$ and $z = -1$. They are double poles. Expanding this in Laurent ...
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Help evaluating residue with simple poles

I am having a bit of trouble evaluating $$\sum_{k=1}^3{ \rm Res}\left(\frac{\log(z)}{z^3+8};z_k\right)$$ where $z_1=2e^{i\pi}$, $z_2=2e^{i\pi/3}$ and $z_3=2e^{i5\pi/3}$. I know that each $z_k$ is a ...
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Compute this integral, using a method other than the Residue Theorem,

$\int_0^\infty$ $\frac{1}{1+x}$$\frac{dx}{\sqrt{x}}$ Part (a) asks to compute the integral by means of the residue at x = -1. I have done this just now, and the answer is $\pi$. Part (b) asks, "can ...
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What does complexification mean in complex analysis, .e.g., in residue calculus,

I've learned complexification formally in a graduate linear algebra class. But what does the word mean in the setting of complex analysis? If I consider a real integral on the positive half line, ...
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A particular integral: $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{\sin(\pi x)}{\prod_{k=-n}^{n}(x-k)}\,dx$

I have to show summability, then compute the following integral: $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \frac{\sin(\pi\,x)}{\prod_{k = - n}^n (x - k)}\,dx = \frac{(-4)^n}{(2\,n)!}\,\pi $$ for every $n\in ...
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Keyhole Domain Residue problem with logarithm

Show $$\int^{\infty}_{0}\frac{\log(x)}{x^a(x+1)}dx = \frac{\pi^2\cos(\pi a)}{\sin^2(\pi a)}, \ 0<a<1$$ I have tried tackling this by using a keyhole domain, where $\gamma_{\epsilon}$, where ...
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How to calculate this Ei(x)-involved definite integral?

I want to solve the integral attached below by means of residue theorem. I tried the common integration ways and seeked references(e.g, Rjadov, et. al). Finally, I decided to solve this integral by ...
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How to calculate this residue which has a pole of order n-r?

So I have this complex integral: $$ \oint \frac{dz}{2\pi}\frac{e^{iz(br-(n-r)a)}}{\left(1-(1-q)e^{-ik_{1}-iza}\right)^{n-r}}$$ b,r,q,a,n are all constants in this context. However I'm not entirely ...
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Find the residue of $e^{\frac{1}{z^2-1}}\sin(\pi z)$ at $z=1$

I'm dealing with the following problem (from an old qualifying exam): Let $\gamma$ be a closed curve in the right half-plane that has index $N$ with respect to the point 1. Find $$ ...
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How can I calculate the singularities and residues of…?

$$\frac{e^z}{z^3(z-1)}+\frac{1}{z^3}$$ I have problems specially for $z=0$ Can anyone show me how to do it?
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Evaluating $\int_{\gamma} \frac{z}{\cosh (z) -1}dz$

Evaluate $\int_{\gamma} \frac{z}{\cosh (z) -1}dz$ where $\gamma$ is the positively oriented boundary of $\{x+iy \in \Bbb{C} : y^2 < (4\pi^2 -1)(1-x^2)\}$. I just learned the residue theorem, ...
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Help with the contour for this integral using residues

$$ PV \int_0^\infty \frac{dx}{\sqrt{x}(x^2-1)} $$ A keyhole contour can't be used because we have a pole in the real positive axis, isn't it?
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Solving $\int_{0}^{+ \infty} \frac{x \cos(x)}{x^4 + 4 a^4} dx$ with residues

We also have the condition $a > 0$. My attempt was to, as usual, define $f(z) = \displaystyle\frac{z e^{iz}}{z^4 + 4 a^4}$. Then I tried to integrate $f$ over a curve $\gamma$ which goes from $0$ ...
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Solve integrals using residue theorem? [closed]

$$\int_{0}^{\pi}\frac{d\theta }{2+\cos\theta}$$ $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x }{(1+x)^6} dx$$ My problem is that I don't know how to start solving these integrals, or how to convert them into usual ...
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Residue of $\frac{e^{iz}}{z^2+4z+5}$ [closed]

I need to find the residue of $\dfrac{e^{iz}}{z^2+4z+5}$ at its singular points. How do I do that?