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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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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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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Show $\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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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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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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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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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 $\displaystyle ...
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$\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{243}{16(n\pi )^5}\sin(2n\pi /3)$

The WolfarmAlpha couldn't give me the sum of $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{243}{16(n\pi )^5}\sin(2n\pi /3)$$ therefore I thought that this problem is difficult so I used my calculator to get $(1/24)$ ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Using the Residue Theorem for a contour integral along the Riemann sphere

Given the integral $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{x}{x^2+1}dx,$ we can clearly see this is the integral of an odd function with limits which are symmetric about the origin, and thus its integral is ...
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calculation of $\int^{\frac{\pi}{2}}_{0}\cos^{n}x\cos (nx)\ dx $, where $n\in \mathbb{N}$

Calculation of $\displaystyle \int^{\frac{\pi}{2}}_{0}\cos^{n}x\cos (nx)\ dx $, where $n\in \mathbb{N}$ $\bf{My\; Try}::$ Using $\displaystyle \cos (x) = \frac{e^{ix}+e^{-ix}}{2}$, we get ...
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Evaluating sums using residues $(-1)^n/n^2$ [duplicate]

I am an alien towards compelx analysis, with very little know I am posing a question, who someone may want to help with. Evaluate: $$\frac{1}{4}\cdot \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^n}{n^2}$$ In ...
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Residue Formula application

Using the Residue formula, I've been trying to prove $$\int_0^{2\pi}\frac{1}{a^2\cos^2\theta+b^2\sin^2\theta}\,d\theta=\frac{2\pi}{ab},\quad\quad a,b\in\Bbb R.$$First, it seems like the formula should ...
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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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Computing the residues of $\dfrac{1}{\sin^2 z}$.

I'm having a hard time correctly computing the residues of $\dfrac{1}{\sin^2 z}$. I know the poles occur at $k\pi$, with order $2$. By a Taylor expansion I can rewrite $\sin z=\cos ...
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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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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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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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Find the Fourier Transform of $\dfrac{x}{x^4+4}$

I have a problem here that becomes quite difficult to manage. I have to find the fourier transform of: $$f(x)=\frac{x}{x^4+4}$$ I'm sure there will be many ways to do this and I'll post my method ...
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Evaluating the (complex) integral $\int_\gamma \frac{e^{z+z^{-1}}}{z}\mathrm dz$ using residues.

I am trying to evaluate the following integral. $$\int_\gamma \frac{e^{z+z^{-1}}}{z}\mathrm dz$$ where $\gamma$ is the path $\cos(t)+2i\sin(t)$ for $0\leq t <4\pi$. So, $\gamma$ is an ...
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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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Calculating integral with branch cut.

I'm learning how to calculate integrals with branch points using branch cut. For example: $$I=a\int_{\xi_{1}}^{\xi_{2}}\frac{d\xi}{(1+\xi^{2})\sqrt{\frac{2}{m}\left(E-U_{0}\xi^{2}\right)}}$$ where ...
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Use the Residue Theorem to evaluate the integral:

$$\int_{0}^{∞} \frac{\sqrt{x}}{x^2+2x+5} dx$$ I'm thinking of using the "keyhole" contour, but I'm not sure how to proceed from there. Please help! Thanks!
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Residue of $\frac{\cos(\frac{\pi}{z-1})}{z^2 \sin z}$ at $z=1$

Residue of $$\frac{1}{z^2 \sin z}\cos\left(\frac{\pi}{z-1}\right)$$ at $z=1$. More importantly, I don't even know whether it exists or not. The one who creates this question has made questions that ...
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Meromorphic and even

I would like to do the following exercise : Let $f$ be a meromorphic function and $\mathcal{P}$ the set of its poles. We also assume that $f$ is even ($\forall z \in \mathbb{C}, \; ...