Integrating problem

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Homework Statement


(e^(ikx)/(x^2+a^2))dx (-infinity, +infinitiy)

Isn't this function odd so it should be zero?


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The Attempt at a Solution


I know how to complete the entire problem but I'm having troubles integrating this. I'm looking for someone to reference ( a website or an equation ) where I could learn how to properly integrate this function.
Please don't solve.
Integration by parts didn't work.
 
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kuruman
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I think integration by parts works. How about showing what you did and what didn't work?
 
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Homework Statement


(e^(ikx)/(x^2+a^2))dx (-infinity, +infinitiy)

Isn't this function odd so it should be zero?


Homework Equations




The Attempt at a Solution


I know how to complete the entire problem but I'm having troubles integrating this. I'm looking for someone to reference ( a website or an equation ) where I could learn how to properly integrate this function.
Please don't solve.
Integration by parts didn't work.
It is neither even nor odd: the real and imaginary parts have different parity.
 

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