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Integration problem

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Plz, help to integrate this:

[tex] /int_{-/infinity}^{+/infinity}dk /frac{exp(ikx)}{k^2+a^2}[ /tex ]
 

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Hurkyl
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(1) Ask homework questions in the homework forum.
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What I think is that it is a divergent integral. But it is given in the book. So, maybe it has any physical meaning ?!
 
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What I think is that it is a divergent integral. But it is given in the book. So, maybe it has any physical meaning ?!
I just answered a similar question yesterday. Here's the answer: "Set up a contour integral and use the residue theorem." It's not divergent.
 

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