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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
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