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Contour method for shifted logarithm branch
Prove \( a,b,c,d >0 \) $$\int^\infty_0 \frac{\log(a^2+b^2x^2)}{c^2+d^2x^2}\,dx = \frac{\pi}{cd} \log \frac{ad+bc}{d}$$ Consider the function $$f(z) = \frac{\log(aibz)}{c^2+d^2z^2}$$ We need the logarithm with the branch cut \( y<\frac{a}{b} , x =0 \) . Note that this corresponds to $$\log(a+ibz) = \log\sqrt{(a+y)^2+b^2x^2}+i\theta … Continue reading
Posted in Contour Integration
Tagged analysis, branch, complex, logarithm, rational, residue, shifted, theorem
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Solving Euler sums using Contour integration
Prove that $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{H_n}{n^2} = 2\zeta(3)$$ $$\textit{proof}$$ Consider the function $$f(z) = \frac{(\psi(z)+\gamma)^2}{z^2}$$ Note that \( f \) has poles at nonnegative integers By integration around a large circle \( z = \rho \) Note that $$\oint f(z)\,dz = 2\pi … Continue reading
Posted in Contour Integration, Euler sum
Tagged analysis, complex, contour, Euler, integration, residue, sums
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Integral of rational function with cosine hyperbolic function using rectangle contour
$$ \int^{\infty}_{\infty} \frac{1}{(5 \pi^2 + 8 \pi y + 16y^2) }\frac{\cosh\left(y+\frac{\pi}{4} \right)}{\cosh^3(y)}dy=\frac{2}{\pi^3}\left(\pi \cosh\left(\frac{\pi}{4} \right)4\sinh\left( \frac{\pi}{4}\right) \right)$$ $$\textit{proof}$$ Consider $$f(z) = \frac{\sinh(z)}{z \sinh^3(z\pi/4)}$$ If we integrate around a contour of height \( \pi \) and stretch it to infinity we … Continue reading
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Tagged analysis, complex, cosine, hyperboic, rectangle
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Euler reflection formula proof using contour integration
$$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x^{\alpha}}{x+1}\,dx= \pi \csc(\pi \alpha)$$ $$\textit{proof}$$ Consider the following function $$f(z) = \frac{z^{\alpha}}{1+z} = \frac{e^{\alpha \log(z)}}{1+z}$$ As we know the function \( \log(z) \) is multivalued defined as $$\log(z) = \lnz+i\theta +2k\pi i$$ This maps the complex plain more than once … Continue reading
Posted in Beta function, Contour Integration, Gamma function
Tagged analysis, complex, contour, Euler, formula, proof, reflection
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Solving an integral using Dogbone contour
Prove that $$\int^{1}_{0} \sqrt{x}\sqrt{1x}\,dx = \frac{\pi}{8}$$ $$\textit{proof}$$ Consider the function $$f(z) = \sqrt{zz^2} = e^{\frac{1}{2}\log(zz^2)}$$ Consider the branch cut on the xaxis $$x(1x)\geq 0\,\, \implies \, 0\leq x \leq 1 $$ Consider \( w= zz^2 \) then $$\log(w) = \logw+i\theta,\,\, … Continue reading
Contour integraion of a rational function of logarithm and exponential
$$\int_{0}^\infty \frac{\log(x)\cos(x)}{(x^2+1)^2}\,dx = – \frac{\pi \mathrm{Ei}(1)}{4e}\frac{\pi}{4e}$$ $$\textit{proof}$$ Consider the following function $$f(z) = \frac{\log(z) }{(z^2+1)^2}e^{iz}$$ Now consider the principle logarithm where $$\log(z) = \logr+i \theta \,\,\, , \theta \,\in (\pi , \pi]$$ Consider the following contour Then by … Continue reading
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Tagged contour, cosine, exponential, fraction, Integral, proof, residue, theorem
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