Below is a snipet from http://file:///C:/Users/Christian.Hollersen/Downloads/Britto_2011_2%20(1).pdf [Broken] of Britto. Similar explanation can be found in the QFT books of Zee, Schwarz or the Scattering Amplitude text of Huang. Or any other text that covers BCFW recursion. My dumb question: how and why does the residue at this pole take this funny factorization form? (For clarifcation: residue is the just the word QFT people use for the numerator of a rational function with a simple pole, right?) Thank you!