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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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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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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A generalized integral need help

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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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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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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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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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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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 $\frac{4\pi i}{3}$?
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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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Use calculus of residues to evlauate

Use calculus of residues to evaluate the integral $$\int_0^{2\pi}\cos^{2n}\theta d\theta$$ My Ateempt : $$\int_0^{2\pi}\frac{(1+\cos2\theta)^n}{2^n}d\theta$$ $$=\frac{1}{2^n} \int_C ...
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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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Integral $P\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\lambda-1}}{1-x} dx$

I am trying to calculate the following principle value integral \begin{equation} P\int_0^\infty \frac{x^{\lambda-1}}{1-x} dx \end{equation} for $\lambda \in [0,1].$ I tried to turn this into a ...
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Finding the limit of sum $\sum \frac{1}{n^4}$

I'm trying to use the reside theorem to find the limit of $\sum \frac{1}{n^4}$. So I am considering the function $f(z) = \frac{\pi \cos(\pi z)}{\sin (\pi z)z^4}$ on a square contour. Now I am ...
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Laurent series and residue of $f(x)=\frac{1}{1+e^z}$

I am having trouble trying to expand this function using Laurent series, and finding the residue$$f(x)=\frac{1}{1+e^z}$$ If I replace $e^z$ with its series I get ...
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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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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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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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How to calculate the Residue?

I need help how this $I_r$ is calculated. It says residue but can any one help me to reach the final results.
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Conformal mapping, Residue

I have solved the second question till $z=0$ is a simple pole... But it's residue is mentioned as $2$. How come the laurent series expansion helps in finding $a_{-1}$, is there any other way to ...
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Understanding Poles and Zeros of a complex function

I am learning complex analysis and need help understanding and relating the concept of poles and zeros of a complex function. I understand that if a complex function $f(z)$ has an isolated ...
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Residue of a simple pole. Why are they different?

We'll show you two way of calculation of the Residue in consideration. $$f(z) = \frac{z\sin(z)}{1-\cos(z)}$$ I'm interested to calculate the residues in $2\pi$ and $-2\pi$. I choose one of ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^{\pi} \frac{\sin^2 \theta}{(1-2a\cos\theta+a^2)(1-2b\cos\theta+b^2)}\mathrm{d\theta}, \space 0<a<b<1$

Evaluate by complex methods $$\int_0^{\pi} \frac{\sin^2 \theta}{(1-2a\cos\theta+a^2)(1-2b\cos\theta+b^2)}\mathrm{d\theta}, \space 0<a<b<1$$ Sis.
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Quick question on infinite complex integral

I'm supposed to find: $$ \int_0^{\infty} \frac{(\ln x)^2}{1+x^2} dx $$ I start of by finding: $$ I_1 = \oint \frac{(\ln z)^2}{1+z^2} dz $$ $$ = \oint \frac{(\ln z)^2}{(z+i)(z-i)} dz $$ Now I ...
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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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Singularities of a function

Given $f(z):=\operatorname{Log}(\frac{z-2}{z-3})$, $\operatorname{Log}:\mathbb{C}\setminus\mathbb{R_{\le 0}}\to \mathbb{C}$. Is in $z_0=3$ a essential singularity of f? I'm not sure what is correct... ...
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help with integral using residue theorem

I'm solving the following integral: $$I=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{x\cdot\cos x}{x^2-2x+10}\mathrm{d}x$$ I used the residue theorem as follows: ...
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Question about Residues at Poles

I've been asked to find the residues of the following function; $$f(z) = \frac{1}{(z^2+1)(z-1)^2}$$ So, I've got that the singularities are $\pm i$ and $1$, with order 1 and 2 respectively. I was ...
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Help in calculating the following integral $\int_0^{2\pi}\! \frac{(1+2\cos x)^n \cos (nx)}{3+2\cos x} \, \mathrm{d}x. $

I was asked to calculate this: $$\int_0^{2\pi}\! \frac{(1+2\cos x)^n \cos (nx)}{3+2\cos x} \, \mathrm{d}x. $$ My idea was to change the integration limits to $|z|=1$ in the complex plane and to ...
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Classification of Singularities and Residues

I'm kind of stumped on a question here. I've been asked to determine and classify the singularities of; $$f(z) = \frac{z^3}{(1+z)^3}$$ To me, it's pretty obvious that a singularity will occur when ...
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Laurent-Series Expansion and Residues

I was asked to find a Laurent-series expansion for $f(z) = z^{-1} \sinh(z^{-1})$ about the point 0, and to classify the singularity at 0. Now, that wasn't too bad - with some manipulation of the ...