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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 solve $\int_0^{\infty}\frac{\cos{ax}}{x^3+1}dx$?

QUESTION. It is looked for a closed solution for following real integrals $\displaystyle\int_0^{\infty}\displaystyle\frac{\cos{ax}}{x^3+1}dx$ and ...
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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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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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Integrating $\int_0^\infty\frac{\log (1+z^2)}{e^z-1}dz$ using residue calculus.

I've been looking at how to integrate the following definite integral using the residue calculus, but can't seem to get my thoughts together. I know the $\log$ term is a multivalued function and the ...
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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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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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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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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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Integrating $\int_0^\infty \frac{\log x}{(1+x)^3}\,\operatorname d\!x$ using residues

I am trying to use residues to compute $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\log x}{(1+x)^3}\,\operatorname d\!x.$$My first attempt involved trying to take a circular contour with the branch cut being the positive ...
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$\int_0^\infty \frac{\cos(tx)}{(x^2 - 2x + 2)}\,\mathrm{d}x$ for $t$ real

This was a question on an old prelim exam in complex analysis: compute $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\cos(tx)}{x^2 - 2x + 2}\,\mathrm{d}x$$ for $t$ real. I've tried… Residue calculus—it's ...
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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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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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Proof of residue theorem (residue formula) for differential forms on curves over an arbitrary closed field.

I have been reading the book Algebraic Geometric Codes: Basic Notions by Tsfasman, Vladut and Nogin. They give a residue formula like this: Let $\mathbb{k}$ be an algebraically closed field and $X$ ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Evaluation by methods of complex analysis $\int_{0}^{1} \frac{\ln(x+1)}{x^2+1} \mathrm{dx}$

How would we evaluate the below integral by methods of complex analysis? $$\int_{0}^{1} \frac{\ln(x+1)}{x^2+1} \mathrm{dx}$$ I asked the question a while ago, but at that time I didn't specify this ...
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Integrate $\int_0^\infty \frac{dx}{(x^2+2x+12)^2}$ using residues

I want to find the integral $$I=\int_0^\infty \frac{dx}{(x^2+2x+12)^2}$$ using contour integration; I am familiar with the trigonometric substitution in real analysis. There are no branch cuts, ...
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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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Application of the residue theorem

I want to prove that $$\sum_{j=1}^n \frac{1}{\left[\text{cos} \left( \frac{j \pi}{2n+1} \right)\right]^4}=\frac{8n(n+1)(n^2+n+1)}{3}$$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$ by using the residue theorem. Which ...
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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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Evaluate $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\log x }{(x-1)\sqrt{x}}dx$ (solution verification)

I tried to find the integral $$I=\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\log x }{(x-1)\sqrt{x}}dx \tag1$$ I substituted $x=t^2, 2tdt=dx$ and chose $\log x$ and $\sqrt{x}$ to be principal values. We have ...
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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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How to show $\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{\sin(ax)}{x(x^2+1)}dx=\pi(1-e^{-a})$? ($a\ge0$)

$$\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{\sin(ax)}{x(x^2+1)}dx=\pi(1-e^{-a}), \ a\ge0$$ I tried to solve but came up with $\pi(2-e^{-a}) $. Could you tell me where did I do the mistake? if $x=z$ then ...
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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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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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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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Integrating around simple pole and semicircle

Let $f$ be a holomorphic function on $\mathbb{C}$ with simple pole at $z_0$. Then if $\Gamma$ is a circle around $z_0$ oriented counter-clockwise with radius $r$ and $r\rightarrow 0$, then ...
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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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Need a hint for this integral

I'm trying to evaluate the following integral $$\int_0^{\infty} \frac{1}{x^{\frac{3}{2}}+1}\,dx.$$ This is an old complex analysis exam question, so I plan to use the residue theorem. How can I ...
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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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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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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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Evaluate $\int_{0}^{\infty}\dfrac{\mathrm dx}{(e^{\pi x}+e^{-\pi x})(16+x^2)}$

Find the integral $$I=\int_{0}^{\infty}\dfrac{1}{(e^{\pi x}+e^{-\pi x})(16+x^2)}dx$$ My try:let $x=-t$ $$I=\int_{-\infty}^{0}\dfrac{1}{(e^{\pi x}+e^{-\pi x})(16+x^2)}dx$$ so ...
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How prove this sum$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{\frac{k(k+1)}{2}}}{(2k+1)^2}=\frac{\sqrt{2}\pi^2}{16}$

How show that $$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\dfrac{(-1)^{\frac{k(k+1)}{2}}}{(2k+1)^2}=\dfrac{\sqrt{2}\pi^2}{16}$$ My idea:I know how to prove the following sum ...
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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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$\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{1+x^ 9} \, dx$

$\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{1+x^9} \, dx$ 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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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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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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To calculate residue of the function $f(z) = \frac{z^2 + \sin z}{\cos z - 1}$.

I was trying to find the residue of the function $$f(z) = \frac{z^2 + \sin z}{\cos z - 1}.$$ Here is the my attempt: The given function has a pole of order two at $z = 2n\pi$. So, we use the ...
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Evaluating $\int\limits_0^\infty \frac{\log x} {(1+x^2)^2} dx$ with residue theory

I need a little help with this question, please! I have to evaluate the real convergent improper integrals using RESIDUE THEORY (vital that I use this), using the following contour: ...
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More 'conceptual' reason of why $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\text{sin}(x^2) = \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\text{cos}(x^2)$

In our complex analysis course, as an application of the residue theorem and some clever contour integration, we computed the following integrals: ...
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How to find closed form formula for a sum

I am a PhD student in electrical engineering. I need to find a closed form formula for the following series: $$\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{2}A_k^2e^{-k^2\sigma_m^2}(e^{k^2\sigma_m^2}-1)$$where $A_k= ...
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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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Evaluating an Integral by Residue Theorem

Its been awhile since I have taken complex analysis and I am wondering how to solve the following integral when $a>0, \ a=0,$ and $a<0$ for $$\int^{\infty}_0\frac{\cos ax+x\sin ax}{1+x^2}dx.$$ ...
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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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Using residue theory to evaluate $ \int_0^\infty \frac{ \sin \pi x}{x(1-x^2)} \;\text{ dx}$

I'm on the last question of my homework and it's involving using the residue theory, which I dont really understand, so could somebody lend me a hand? I have to evaluate the real convergent improper ...
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What is the integral of 1/(z-i) over the unit circle?

At present there is a simple pole on the closed contour, so the Residue Theorem appears to be inapplicable. But I want to claim that we can enlarge this circle to make sure that it encloses the ...
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Looking for guidance on a Fourier integral

Working with a Fourier transform problem, I've encountered the following integral: $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{\exp\left(-a^2x^2+ibx\right)}{x^2+c^2}dx $$ where $a$, $b$, and $c$ are real ...