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Integrating a cosine log integral around a semi-circle contour

Prove that  $$\int^1_0 \frac{\cos(\log x)}{x^2+1}\,dx = \frac{\pi}{4}\mathrm{sech}\left( \frac{\pi}{2}\right)$$ First note that $$2 \int^1_0 \frac{\cos(\log x) }{x^2+1}\,dx = \int^\infty_0 \frac{\cos(\log x)}{x^2+1}\,dx$$ Integrate the following function $$f(z) = \frac{e^{i\log(z)}}{z^2+1}$$ Around a semi-circle in the upper half place. Where we avoid the branch … Continue reading

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Creating Difficult integrals by the residue theorem

Theorem Let \( f \) be analytic function in the unit circle \( |z|\leq 1 \)  such that \( f\neq 0\) . Then $$\int^{2\pi}_0f(e^{it})\,dt =2\pi \, f(0) $$ $$\textit{proof}$$ Since the function \(f \) is analytic in and on the … Continue reading

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Integrating a function around three branches using a semi-circle contour

[Ex] Watson’s complex integration $$\int^{\pi/2}_{0}\cos(nt)\cos^m(t)\,dt=\frac{\pi \Gamma(m+1)}{2^{m+1}\Gamma\left(\frac{n+m+2}{2}\right)\Gamma\left(\frac{2-n+m}{2}\right)}$$ $$\textit {solution}$$ Let us integrate the following function $$f(z) = z^{n-m-1}\left(1+z^2\right)^m$$ We choose the principle logarithm where $$\log(z) = \log|z|+\mathrm{Arg}(z)$$ Note that the function \(z^{n-m-1} = e^{(n-m-1)\log(z)}\) will have a branch cut on the … Continue reading

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Integrating along the unit circle

Prove that $$\int^{2\pi}_0e^{\cos \theta}\cos(n\theta -\sin \theta)\,d \theta=\frac{2\pi}{n!}$$ $$\textit{proof}$$   Consider the following function $$f(z)=e^{z^{-1}}z^{n-1}$$ Now we integrate the function along a circle of radius 1 The contour encloses a pole at \(z = 0\) $$\oint_{|z|=1}e^{z^{-1}}z^{n-1} dz=2\pi i\mathrm{Res}(f(z),0) $$ Now we … Continue reading

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