I've been studying Schaum's outlines for Signals and Systems, and came across this:

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And I understood the part until $$ \int_{t_{1}}^{t_{2}} |x(t)|e^{-\sigma_{0}}e^{-(\sigma_{1}-\sigma_{0})t}\,dt $$

Where did the $$ -\sigma_{0} -(\sigma_{1} - \sigma_{0})t $$ come from? Did the book add/divide the process? It didn't really explain what to do before that, so I might have overlooked something.

I got that the exponential with complex values is equal to one because of the absolute value, but after that, I get a bit lost by the addition of another exponential

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure that's exactly your question, but they just wrote $\sigma_1 t =(\sigma_1 -\sigma_0 +\sigma_0) t$ and then used the properties of the exponential $\endgroup$
    – alphaomega
    Nov 25 at 10:04
  • $\begingroup$ What's the notion or purpose of equating $ \sigma_{1}t $ to $ ( \sigma_{1} - \sigma_{0} + \sigma_{0})t $ though? I don't really know how it links up to proving that the ROC of X(s) becomes the entire s-plane after that $\endgroup$ Nov 25 at 11:38

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