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Integration problem

  1. Apr 6, 2007 #1
    Plz, help to integrate this:

    [tex] /int_{-/infinity}^{+/infinity}dk /frac{exp(ikx)}{k^2+a^2}[ /tex ]
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2007 #2

    Hurkyl

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    (1) Ask homework questions in the homework forum.
    (2) This is a help forum, not an answer forum. You need to indicate what you've already tried, or what thoughts you've had on the problem.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2007 #3
    What I think is that it is a divergent integral. But it is given in the book. So, maybe it has any physical meaning ?!
     
  5. Apr 17, 2007 #4

    Dick

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    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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