How can i integrate this function

In summary, the conversation discusses the application of the residue theorem to solve the integral involving a complex variable. The path of integration is along the x-axis and a semicircle, and the integral over small semi-circles needs to be calculated if b and c are real numbers.
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\[ \int_{0}^{\inf} \frac{e^{-\frac{(x-a)^2}{b}}}{x^2-c^2} dx\] or \[ \int_{0}^{constant} \frac{e^{-\frac{(x-a)^2}{b}}}{x^2-c^2} dx\]

maybe application Residue theorem integral ? because this problem same the kramers kronig relation?
 
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The "residue theorem" applies to functions of a complex variable. Are you planning to rewrite the function as a function of a complex variable, with path of integration the x-axis from x- R to x+ R and the semicircle $z= R \cos(\theta)+ iR \sin(\theta)4$ and then take R going to infinity?

If b and c are real numbers then you path will need to loop around b and c on the real line. Whether your loops include b and c or not you will need to calculate the integral over those small semi-circles.
 

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