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Homework Help: Residue Theorem Applications

  1. Aug 10, 2014 #1
    Hi, first post here. I'm having some trouble with contour integration. Basically here's the question:

    Contour Integral of

    1+z dz

    There are three cases:

    l z l = 2
    l z+1 l = 1
    l z-[itex]\iota[/itex] l = 3

    Is each case a straightforward application of the residue theorem? Also, reading up in my textbook the poles should be contained within the contour so does on the boundary count?

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Aug 10, 2014 #2


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    You should take a little time and learn LaTeX. It's not very difficult.
    $$\int_C \frac{1+z}{(z-1)(z^2+9)}\,dz$$
    There's a good tutorial here: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=3977517#post3977517


    No, the pole needs to be inside the contour. If it's on the contour, you have to treat it differently.
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