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Homework Help: Polar Integrals

  1. Apr 25, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Evaluate the integral qywvtv.png

    2. Relevant equations
    I can substitute s4q5pc.png and thus end up with

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I then expand the denominator out and end up with 1/ kd33ap.png
    However I then assume I need to factorise the top line of that fraction as this will be the denominator in my integral, so I want to factorise this and find where it equals zero and thus where the poles are. However I'm unsure how to do this and need help! Thanks
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  3. Apr 25, 2012 #2
    Just multiply upstairs and downstairs by z, carry z^2 in downstair inside the brackets, and solve the 2nd order equation.
  4. Apr 25, 2012 #3
    sorry I don't really understand what you are saying!
  5. Apr 25, 2012 #4
    [tex]I = -i \oint_{|z|=1} \frac{dz}{z(5-3(\frac{z-z^{-1}}{2i}))^2} = -i \oint_{|z|=1} \frac{ z dz}{\left[5z-3(\frac{z^2-1}{2i})\right]^2} [/tex]
    and then solve
    [tex] 5z-3(\frac{z^2-1}{2i}) = 0 [/tex]
    (and remember how many of each pole there are!)
  6. Apr 26, 2012 #5
    thanks! I'll give it a go
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