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Integrating complex exponentials with Infinite limits

  1. Jan 2, 2013 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm trying to integrate the function below with respect to x

    exp(ix)-exp(-ix)

    With infinity and negative infinity as the limits. Would the integration be possible?
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2013 #2

    mfb

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    There is a shorter way to express this function.
    Alternatively, you can find the anti-derivative, and check yourself.

    As you are working with complex numbers, you should add that you try to integrate this along the real axis (well, I would expect this).

    What do you think, and why?
     
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