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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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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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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Compute the integral $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{(1 + x + x^2)}{(1+x^4)} dx $ with a residue on suitable contour.

I believe that I could try to compute the same integral with limits from $-\infty$ to $\infty$ using residue on a half circle and then let the radius tend off to infinity, and once I have that value I ...
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Simple Question About Residues/Poles/Zeros/Singularities

I'm having a little bit of trouble with residues. If we have the $f(z)=\left(\frac{\cos(z)-1}{z}\right)^2$ at $z_0=0$, we have a zero of order 2 in the numerator and a zero of order 2 in the ...
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Evaluation of real trigonometric integrals using the Cauchy Residue Theorem

$I = \int^{2\pi}_0 \dfrac{d\theta}{2 - \cos \theta}$ This is straight from a book I'm reading, which suggests to convert $\cos\theta$ into $0.5(z+1/z)$ and then solve the integral on the unit circle. ...
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Computing an integral using residues

I am trying to find an integral: $$\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{e^{-\sqrt{(x^2 + 1)}}}{(x^2 + 1)^2}\,\mathrm dx$$ I went about applying contour integral over a semicircle with diameter along $ x = ...
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Integral by residue - “dog bone”

Let $I=\int_{-1}^{1}\frac{x^2 dx}{\sqrt[3]{(1-x)(1+x)^2}}$. I used complex function $f(z)=\frac{z^2}{\sqrt[3]{(z-1)(z+1)^2}}$, which we can define such that it is holomorphic on ...
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Finding $\int_0^\infty\frac{\sin^{2}x}{1+x^4}dx$

I am trying to evaluate $$\int_0^\infty\dfrac{\sin^{2}x}{1+x^4}dx$$ and I am stuck on how to start. I am thinking the first step would be to substitute $$\dfrac{(1-e^{2ix})+(1-e^{-2ix})}{4}$$ for ...
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Finding $a_{-n}$ where $\cot (\pi z)=\sum_{n=-\infty } ^\infty a_nz^n$

The following is problem 5.11.2 of Berkeley Problems in Mathematics. Let $\cot (\pi z)=\sum_{-\infty} ^\infty a_nz^n$ be the Laurent expansion for $\cot (\pi z)$ on the annulus $1<\vert z \vert ...
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Fourier transform of a tough composite function (sinc, sqrt, polynomial…)

Is it possible to compute the Fourier transform of $\mathrm{sinc}(\sqrt{1+x^4})$ in closed form? It appears the problem to be suited for contour integration, and I started to tackle the mere ...
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Integral of a two-valued function with two branch cuts

Is it possible to calculate in closed-form the integral $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\mathrm{sinc}(\sqrt{1+x^4})\,dx$ (sinc being the cardinal sine, $\sin(x)/x$)? The function is everywhere defined (all ...
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Simple Residue calculation

$$\int_{\gamma(0;2)}\frac{e^{i\pi z/2}}{z^2-1} \, dz$$ Using the residue calculus i got $$-2\pi$$But the answer is $$=i$$ I must be wrong at this, but shouldn't the answer have $\pi$ at least since ...
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How to compute the following real integrals using the residue theorem?

How to compute the following real integrals using the residue theorem: $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(x^2+p^2)(x^2+q^2)} dx$$ $$\int_{0}^{2\pi} \frac{sin^2(\theta)}{5+4cos(\theta)} d\theta$$ ...
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Find and show that the residues of the meromorphic differential $dx$ for Fermat's curve $C:$ $\xi_1^4+\xi_2^4=\xi_0^4$ is zero

Find the residues of the meromorphic differential $dx$ of Fermat's curve $C:$ $\xi_1^4+\xi_2^4=\xi_0^4$ at its poles. Check that their sum is zero, as it must be. Attempt: Let $\xi_2\not=0$. Then ...
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Therem of Residue application

I want to determinate the following integral: $$\int_{\gamma} \frac{e^z}{\cos{(z)}} dz$$ Where $\gamma (t)=\frac{\pi \cos t}{1 +\sin^2 t}(1+i\sin t)$, $0\leq t \leq 2\pi$ So I see that ...
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Why does the residue method not work straight out of the box here?

I'm trying to evaluate the integral $$I = \int_0^{\infty} \frac{\cos(x)-1}{x^2}\,\mathrm{d}x $$ The way I've done this is by rewriting $\frac{\cos(x)-1}{x^2}$ as ...
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How do I use residue theorem to evaluate this improper integral to get a good looking solution?

The problem is $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\sqrt{x}}{x^2+2x+5}dx$ I replace x with z, and did some algebra, but the solution was rather nasty. it contains exponential and arctan such and such. However, ...
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Prove $f|_{U_0}$ is $m$-to-$1$ except at $z_0$.

Let $f$ be analytic on a domain $U$, $z_0\in U$, and $w_0=f(z_0)$. Suppose that $\mbox{ord}_{z_0}(f-w_0)=m\in\mathbb N$. Prove that there is an open set $U_0$ with $z_0\in U_0\subset U$ such that ...
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Integral with logarithm - residue

Let $R(x)$ be rational function. It is any general method to calculate $\int_{0}^{\infty}R(x) \log(x)dx$ ? I can do it in special cases, but I am looking for a general method. What should be a minimal ...
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Finding integration using Cauchy Residue formula

Compute the residues at all the singularities of the function $tanh(z)$, and compute the integral $\int_C tanh(z)$ where C is the circle of radius 12 centred at $z_0 = 0$. attempt:singularities are ...
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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 } $. Can someone give me a hint on how to approach this?
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$\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{1+x^ 9} \, dx$

$\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{1+x^9} \, dx$ I tried taking the integral of $\Gamma_R = [0,R] \cup \gamma_R \cup I_R$, where we see that \gamma_R is the circle parametrized by $z = Re^{it}$ with ...
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Residue Integration

I am attempting to calculate the integral of $\frac{(1+sin(\theta))}{(3+cos(\theta))}$ from $0$ to $2\pi$. I have already changed $sin$ and $cos$ into $\frac{1}{2i(z-z^{-1})}$ and ...
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Residue at essential singularity

I need a little help with the following problem. I've tried many ways, but i didnt succeed. I think there needs to be a trick or something, some transformation. The task is to find the residue of the ...
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Residue theorem application [demonstration]

I really don't know how to solve this problem! Consider $F$, an analytic fuction, so that, $$f(z)=F(\frac{1}{z-1})$$ has a pole. Demonstrate that F(z) is a polynomial So, I tried to ...
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Residue theorem application [duplicate]

How could we use the Residue theorem to calculate the following integral: $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{1-2p\cos{x} + p^2} dx$$ where $p$ is a real constant, such that $p\in ]0,1[$ Thank you!
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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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Evaluating $\int_\Gamma \frac{2z^2-z+1}{(z-1)^2(z+1)}dz$ along the contour that is shaped by the figure-8 centered at $z=-1$ and $z=1$.

In my answer key, it says this equals $0$, but I get $4 \pi i$. Here's why: $$ \int_\Gamma \frac{2z^2-z+1}{(z-1)^2(z+1)}dz = \int_\Gamma\biggl[\frac{1}{(z-1)^2}+\frac{1}{z-1}+\frac{1}{z+1}\biggr]dz ...
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Residue of complex exponential

I need to find the residue of $e^{\frac 1{1-z}}$ using Laurent series. How would I manipulate the function to make it easier? I need to find all singularities and the corresponding residues. I believe ...
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Singularities and Residues [Demonstration]

How could I solve the following problem: "Consider $F$, an analytic function, so that $$f(z)=F(\frac{1}{z-1})$$ has a pole. Demonstrate that F(z) is a polynomial." I know that an analytic function ...
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what is the residue of $\frac{1}{z(1-cos(z))}$ in $0$?

what is the residue of $\frac{1}{z(1-cos(z))}$ in $0$? I tried using the residual formula $Res_{z=a} f(z) = \lim_{z \rightarrow a}(z-a)f(z)$ But then i get infty? Is there something i'm missing ...
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Show that $\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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Rational Function Residue Formula Proof [duplicate]

I came across a theorem used to calculate residues of rational functions that states that if f and g are analytic functions at $z_k$ and $g'(z_k)$ isn't 0, then the residue of $f(z)/g(z)$ at $z_k$ is ...
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Residue derivation for integral of sin x/x

I am trying to integrate $e^(iz)/z$ over a rectangle contour from $-R$ to $r$ along the real axis and a small semicircle from -r to r and then goes along the real axis to R and then completes the ...
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How to evaluate $\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_C \frac{f(z) dz}{(z-z_1)^{m_1}(z-z_2)^{m_2}}$ and the other related contour?

Respected All. I was studying residue theory where I came accross the following problem "If $f$ be analytic in the simply connected domain $D$ and $z_1, z_2$ are two distinct complex point lying in ...
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Calculating Residues and singularities

We haven't done many full examples with residues so just wondered how you would answer the following questions for example: Classify the type of singularity for f and determine the residue of f at ...
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how to calculate $\frac{1}{2\pi i} \int_{\gamma} \frac{2z}{(z-1)^ 4(z-3)}$

How to calculate $\frac{1}{2\pi i} \int_{\gamma} \frac{2z}{(z-1)^ 4(z-3)}dz$ When $\gamma = C_+(0,4)$ and where $\gamma = C_-(0,2)$. I need to use the residuformula which states that is f is ...
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Integration using residues

For the following problem from Brown and Churchill's Complex Variables, 8ed., section 84 Show that $$ \int_0^\infty\frac{\cos(ax) - \cos(bx)}{x^2} \mathrm{d}x= \frac{\pi}{2}(b-a)$$ where $a$ and ...
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Computing Residue for a General, Multiple-Poled function?

I'm trying to compute the residue of the following function at $a$. I'm having a little trouble seeing which poles are relevant: Compute $\,Res_f(a)$ for the following function: $$f(z) = ...
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Evaluating $\frac{1}{2\pi j}\int_{c-j\infty}^{c+j\infty}x^{-s}\sigma ^{ms-m} [ \frac{\Gamma ( s )}{\Gamma ( s+2)}]^{m}ds$

I have been trying to solve the problem for $m=3$: $$f(x)=\frac{1}{2\pi j}\int_{c-j\infty}^{c+j\infty}x^{-s}\sigma ^{ms-m}\left [ \frac{\Gamma \left ( s \right )}{\Gamma \left ( s+2 \right )} \right ...
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Find $\text{Res}\left(\dfrac{1}{z(1-e^{-z})},2\pi i\right)$.

How to find Residue of $\dfrac{1}{z(1-e^{-z})}$ at $z = 2\pi i$?
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Using complex analysis to evaluate $\int_0^\infty\frac{(\ln x)^3}{1+x^2}d x$

Here is my attempt: Let $R>1>r$ and $C$ be the closed curve in $\mathbb{C}$ consists of the following pieces: $$C_1=\{Re^{it}: t\in(0,\pi)\},\quad C_2=[r,R],\quad C_3=\{re^{it}: ...
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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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Partial fraction expansion for non-rational functions

With regard to this answer to an inverse Laplace transform question, I derived the following result: $$\frac1{i 2 \pi} \int_{c-i \infty}^{c+i \infty} ds \, e^{s t} \Gamma(s)^2 = 2 K_0 \left ( 2 ...
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Integrate by the method of residue

I want to integrate $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(1+x)^5}dx$$ by the method of residue, but I have done only problems of simple poles, but this is a problem of fifth order pole. So I am stuck in it. ...
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Laurent series of $f(t)$

Prove that for any Laurent series $f(t)$ one has $\operatorname{Res}\{f'\} = 0$? I know for a Laurent series of a complex function f is a representation of that function as a power series which ...
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$\int_{|z| = 3}\frac{\exp(-z)}{z^2}dz$ around the circle in the positive sense

If I integrate $$ \int_{|z| = 3}\frac{\exp(-z)}{z^2}dz $$ around the circle $|z| = 3$ in the positive sense, what do I actually do with the fact that $|z| = 3$ to solve this problem using residues? ...
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Residue of $\Gamma^{2}$ and $\Gamma^{3}$

Based on wiki, the residues of $\Gamma$ at non positive integers are given by: $$\text{Res}\left ( \Gamma(z),z=-n \right )=\frac{(-1)^{n}}{n!}.$$ I have been trying to find residue for $\Gamma^{2}$ ...
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Why is the residue of $\frac{1}{z-w}R(z)$ at $w$ not continuous as a function of $w$?

Let $R(z)$ be some fixed rational function, and define $Res_R(w)$ to be the residue of $f(z)=\dfrac{1}{z-w}R(z)$ for any $w\in\mathbb{C}$. I would have thought that $Res_R$ would be continuous in ...