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Topic: Help with identity
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Mike Trainor

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Registered: 4/21/13
Re: Help with identity
Posted: May 1, 2013 8:50 PM
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On Wed, 01 May 2013 19:34:16 -0400, Mike Trainor
<> wrote:

>On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:31:57 +0100, Robin Chapman
><> wrote:

>>On 26/04/2013 13:10, Mike Trainor wrote:

>>> It comes down to doing the integral of
>>> cos(ny)/(cosh(x) - cos(y))
>>> from 0 to 2 pi, for integer n, where x => 0.

>>How about integrating z^{n-1}/(cosh(x) - (z+1/z)/2)
>>over the unit circle in C?

>Thanks, Robin, from bringing back 25+ year old
>memories ... have not done this kind of work in
>a while. Funny about the cosh(x) terms as it
>simplifies the terms.
>I do have a question as my memory is shot and
>I cannot figure it out. I see why you would have
>z^(n-1) and not z^n as the 'dy' becomes
>dz/(i*z). Now, there are simple poles at
>z = exp(+/- x), and only the z = exp(-x) lies
>within the contour as x > 0 in my case, at least.
>That gives the cosech(x) term I need in the
>But, I have a question. What above the
>z^n term in the numberator that comes due
>to the numerator that should be there from
>the cos(ny) part? That messes up things as
>the residues now have exp(-n*x) and,
>unforturnately, exp(n*x). Other than that,
>it all works out.
>I have yet to get to the basement, locate and
>pull out my grad school textbooks .... I guess
>the answer is there.
>Thanks for the pointer and would appreciate it
>if you can give me a hint.

And, I might as well add that I have not gotten
near the n-th order pole at z = 0 :-)


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