# Integrating complex exponential function

• Apr 7th 2010, 06:08 AM
surjective
Integrating complex exponential function
Hello,

How do I integrate the following:

$\int_{0}^{1} e^{-2\pi x \gamma i}dx$

Thanks.
• Apr 7th 2010, 11:25 AM
chiph588@
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Originally Posted by surjective
Hello,

How do I integrate the following:

$\int_{0}^{1} e^{-2\pi x \gamma i}dx$

Thanks.

You can integrate complex valued functions just like real valued functions.

So $\int e^{-2\pi x \gamma i}dx = \frac{i}{2\pi\gamma}e^{-2\pi x \gamma i} + C$

Can you take it from here?
• Apr 7th 2010, 11:53 AM
surjective
integrating complex exponential function
Hey,

How did you arrive at that? Could you please break it down. I have never integrated complex functions before.

Thanks a million
• Apr 7th 2010, 11:57 AM
chiph588@
Quote:

Originally Posted by surjective
Hey,

With that said, what's $\int e^{ax}dx$?