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Good contour integral reference?

  1. Sep 21, 2008 #1
    Can anyone recommend a good introduction to contour integrals for someone not taking complex analysis? We are doing these integrals in a physics class and I'm terribly confused. I know that I have to choose contours that "go around" my poles, but I don't understand how to do this (I can't seem to visualize it at all). I am also a bit confused on finding the residues.

    Any tips/resources/infos would be great!

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2008 #2
    Have you looked at Visual Complex Analysis by Tristan Needham? If you are a visual person, then you'll like it.
     
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