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Contour Integration

  1. Aug 28, 2007 #1
    If you have poles on the contour, what do you do about them?
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  3. Aug 28, 2007 #2


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    Why wouldn't you be completely free to make a new contour that goes around the old one and cuts around the point(s).

    Maybe im missing something about the question ;x
  4. Aug 28, 2007 #3
    The contour integral is not defined if you have poles on the contour itself. But if you are trying to compute some real integral chose a contour which avoids this.
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