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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Determine and classify all singular points

Determine and find residues for all singular points $z\in \mathbb{C}$ for (i) $\frac{1}{z\sin(2z)}$ (ii) $\frac{1}{1-e^{-z}}$ Note: I have worked out (i), but (ii) seems still not easy.
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A sine integral $\int_0^{\infty} \left(\frac{\sin x }{x }\right)^n\,\mathrm{d}x$

The following question comes from Some integral with sine post $$\int_0^{\infty} \left(\frac{\sin x }{x }\right)^n\,\mathrm{d}x$$ but now I'd be curious to know how to deal with it by methods of ...
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Compute the inverse Laplace transform of $e^{-\sqrt{z}}$

I want to compute the inverse Laplace transform of a function $$ F(z) = e^{-\sqrt{z}}. $$ This problem seems very nontrivial to me. Here one can find the answer: the inverse Laplace transform of ...
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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 z)^...
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Computing $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\cos x}{x^{2} + a^{2}}dx$ using residue calculus

I need to find $\displaystyle\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{\cos x}{x^{2} + a^{2}}\ dx$ where $a > 0$. To do this, I set $f(z) = \displaystyle\frac{\cos z}{z^{2} + a^{2}}$ and integrate along the ...
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Show that $\int_0^ \infty \frac{1}{1+x^n} dx= \frac{ \pi /n}{\sin(\pi /n)}$ , where $n$ is a positive integer.

Using residues, try the contour below with $R \rightarrow \infty$ and $$\lim_{R \rightarrow \infty } \int_0^R \frac{1}{1+r^n} dr \rightarrow \int_0^\infty \frac{1}{1+x^n} dx$$ I've ...
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Computing $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{\sin x}{x} \mathrm{d}x$ with residue calculus

This refers back to the integral of $\frac{\sin(x)}x = \frac\pi2$ already posted. How do I arrive at $\frac\pi2$ using the residue theorem? I'm at the following point: $$\int \frac{e^{iz}}{z} - \int \...
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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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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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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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Sum of the squares of the reciprocals of the fixed points of the tangent function

The sum of the squares of the reciprocals of the positive fixed points of the tangent function is $1/10$. I've seen this proved by means of residues, but I don't remember the details. I've also ...
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Calculating the Fourier transform of $\frac{\sinh(kx)}{\sinh(x)}$

I'm trying to compute $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{\sinh(kx)}{\sinh(x)}e^{-i\omega x} \ dx$$ i.e. the Fourier transform of $x\mapsto \frac{\sinh(kx)}{\sinh(x)}$, where $0<k<1$ is fixed. But I'...
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How to solve an integral with a Gaussian Mixture denominator?

I am trying to solve this integral: $$t(v)\equiv\sum_{k=1}^{n}\sum_{j=1}^{n}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{w_{k}N(x-x_{k},B_{k})N(x-x_{j},v)}{\sum_{m=1}^{n}w_{m}N(x-x_{m},B_{m}+v)}dx $$ where $\sum_{...
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Integral $\int_{0}^{\infty}e^{-ax}\cos (bx)\operatorname d\!x$

I want to evaluate the following integral via complex analysis $$\int\limits_{x=0}^{x=\infty}e^{-ax}\cos (bx)\operatorname d\!x \ \ ,\ \ a >0$$ Which function/ contour should I consider ?
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Contour integration using the residue at infinity

I posted a similar problem a few months ago but got no responses. So I'm going to try again with a different problem. I want to evaluate $ \displaystyle I =\int_{-1}^{1}\frac{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}}{1+x^{2}}...
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Gaussian Integral using contour integration with a parallelogram contour

I'm having trouble figuring out how to use contour integration to compute the Gaussian integral. The contour I'm using is a parallelogram with function, $f(z) = \Large \frac{ e^{i \pi z^2}}{sin(\pi z)}...
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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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Complex Integration poles real axis

In class my professor said that $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{e^{iax}}{x^2 - b^2}dx = -\frac{2\pi}{b}\sin(ab) $$ where $a,b > 0$. However, since the poles are on the real axis, isn't the integral ...
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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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Applications of the Residue Theorem to the Evaluation of Integrals and Sums

Evaluate the integral $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(1 + x^2)^{n+1}} dx. $$ I know that it equals $2\pi i$(the sum of the residues; at $z_k$) where $z_k$ are the poles of the function. I ...
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Find $ \int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{a^2\cos^2 t+b^2 \sin^2 t} dt \;; a,b>0$.

Using Residue Theorem find $\displaystyle \int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{a^2\cos^2 t+b^2 \sin^2 t} dt \;; a,b>0$. My Try: So, I am going to use the ellipse $\Gamma = \{a\cos t+i b \sin t: 0\leq t\leq 2\...
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Integral Representation of Infinite series

Let's take a look at the following integrals : 1) $\displaystyle \int\limits_{0}^{1} \frac{\log{x}}{1+x} \ dx = -\frac{\pi^{2}}{12} = -\frac 1 2 \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2}= -\frac 1 2 \...
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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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How to rigorously justify “picking up half a residue”?

Often in contour integrals, we integrate around a singularity by putting a small semicircular indent $\theta \rightarrow z_0 + re^{i\theta}$, $0 \leq \theta \leq \pi$ around the singularity at $z_0$. ...
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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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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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Integral $\int_0^\infty \exp(ia/x^2+ibx^2)dx$

Compute the integral: \begin{equation} \int_0^\infty \exp\left(\frac{ia}{x^2}+ibx^2\right)\,dx \end{equation} for $a$, $b$ real and positive. I tried complex variables, but don't really know how to ...
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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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Residues and poles proof

Let the degree of the polynomials $P(z)=a_0+a_1z+a_2z^2+\cdots+a_nz^n$ $a_n\neq0$ and $Q(z)=b_0+b_1z+b_2z^2+\cdots+b_mz^m$ $b_m\neq 0$ be such that $m\geq n+2$. Show that if all the zeros of $Q(z)$...
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Use residues to evaluate $\int_0^\infty \frac{\cosh(ax)}{\cosh(x)}\,\mathrm{d}x$, where $|a|<1$

Use residues to evaluate $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{\cosh(ax)}{\cosh(x)}\,\mathrm{d}x $$ where $|a|<1$. Try considering the integral of the form $$ \int_C \frac{\exp(az)}{\cosh(z)}\,\mathrm dz, $$ ...
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Calculating $\int_{0}^{\infty} x^{a-1} \cos(x) \ \mathrm dx = \Gamma(a) \cos (\pi a/2)$

My goal is to calculate the integral $\int_{0}^{\infty} x^{a-1} \cos(x) dx = \Gamma(a) \cos (\pi a/2)$, where $0<a<1$, and my textbook provides the hint: integrate $z^{a-1} e^{iz}$ around the ...
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Residue theorem with exponential and trig functions

The following integral should be doable using the residue theorum: $$\frac1{2\pi}\int_{0}^{2\pi}e^{\cos\theta}\cos(n\theta) \,d\theta$$
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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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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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Residue Theorem for Gamma Function

I am kinda stuck and not sure what to do at this point of the calculation where: $$\int_{c\ -\ j\infty}^{c\ +\ j\infty} \left(\,x^{-1}\sigma\,\sqrt{\, 2\,}\,\,\right)^{s}\Gamma\left(\,{s \over 2}\,\...
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Why is the sum of residues of $\frac{1}{1+z^n}$ in the upper half plane $1/[in\sin(\pi/n)]$?

Suppose $F_n=1/(1+z^n)$ for $n$ even. I'm curious, why is the sum of residues of $F_n$ in the upper half plane a geometric series whose sum is $1/[in\sin(\pi/n)]$? I know that if $f(z)=\frac{P(z)}{Q(...
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Evaluate $\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{\sin^2\theta}{5+4\cos\theta}\,\mathrm d\theta$

Evaluate $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{\sin^2\theta}{5+4\cos(\theta)}\mathrm d\theta$$ This is the final question on my review for my final exam tomorrow, and I will be honest and say that I have no clue ...
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Residue theorem:When a singularity on the circle (not inside the circle)

This is the integration I am trying to solve $$\int_{0}^{\pi} \sin^{2}(\theta)\sec^{3}(\theta)d\theta$$ putting $$z=e^{i\theta}$$ $$\int_{\gamma} \frac{-2{(z^{2}-1)}^2}{i(z-i)^{3}(z+i)^{3}}d\theta$$ ...
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How the calculate $\int_0^{+\infty} \frac{\sin^2 x}{x^2} \,\mathrm{d} x$?

Just as the title say, consider the integral: $$I=\int_0^{+\infty} \frac{\sin^2 x}{x^2} \,\mathrm{d} x=\frac{1}{2}\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \frac{\sin^2 x}{x^2} \,\mathrm{d} x,$$ how to apply the ...
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Finding the Fourier transform of $f(x) = \frac{a}{\pi} \frac{1}{a^2 + x^2}$ with the residue theorem

I keep getting the wrong answer for this problem! Find the Fourier transform of $f(x) = \frac{a}{\pi} \frac{1}{a^2 + x^2}$ using the residue theorem. Well, by definition: $$\hat f(k) = \frac{1}{\...
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Residue Formula in complex analysis

I understand the residue formula but I just can't understand the cancelling down of $$ \operatorname{res}_{z=z_1} (f)= \lim \limits_{z \to z_1}(z-z_1) \frac {z^2}{z^4+1} = \frac {z_1^2}{4z_1^3}.$$ ...
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Fibonacci Numbers - Complex Analysis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Complex Analysis - Integral over a circle of radius R Hey guys~ Does anyone know where to find the solutions to this problem set on page 106 involving the fibonacci ...
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Applications of Residue Theorem in complex analysis?

Does anyone know the applications of Residue Theorem in complex analysis? I would like to do a quick paper on the matter, but am not sure where to start. The residue theorem The residue ...
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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 \int_0^\infty$$\frac{ln(z)}{1+z^4}\mathrm{d}z$....
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Residue integral: $\int_{- \infty}^{+ \infty} \frac{e^{ax}}{1+e^x} dx$ with $0 \lt a \lt 1$.

I'm self studying complex analysis. I've encountered the following integral: $$\int_{- \infty}^{+ \infty} \frac{e^{ax}}{1+e^x} dx \text{ with } a \in \mathbb{R},\ 0 \lt a \lt 1. $$ I've done the ...
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Show that $\int_0^\infty\frac{1}{1+x^n}\,\mathrm dx = \frac{\pi/n}{\sin(\pi/n)}$ for $\mathbb{N}\ni n\geq 2$

Show that $$\int_0^\infty\frac{1}{1+x^n}\,\mathrm dx = \frac{\pi/n}{\sin(\pi/n)}$$ for $\mathbb{N}\ni n\geq 2$. Let $S=\{r\mathrm e^{\mathrm i\varphi}\in\mathbb{C} \mid 0\leq r\leq R,0\leq \varphi\...
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Dog Bone Contour Integral

Would someone please help me understand how to integrate $$ \ \int_0^1 (x^2-1)^{-1/2}dx\, ? $$ This is a homework problem from Marsden Basic Complex Analysis. The text book suggested using a "dog ...
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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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Problem over a definite integral, which surely needs contour integration

During my Master Thesis work I came up with an integral which I am going to consider as a hard challenge. I have been trying for days to crack it, but still nothing. The integral is the following $$\...
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How to prove $\int^{\pi/2}_0 \log{\cos{x}} \, \mathrm{d}x = \pi/2 \log{1/2}$

ALREADY ANSWERED I was trying to prove the result that the OP of this question is given as a hint. That is to say: imagine that you are not given the hint and you need to evaluate: $$I = \int^{\...