Hello,

How many possible values are there for the following integral-

(I'm guessing the answer is not n, but don't see why)

Should also add that C is a closed contour that does not go through any of the points

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- May 12th 2010, 07:37 AMdudyuPossible values for a complex integral
Hello,

How many possible values are there for the following integral-

(I'm guessing the answer is not n, but don't see why)

Should also add that C is a closed contour that does not go through any of the points - May 12th 2010, 08:42 AMshawsend
Looks like to me if the poles are simple and residues do not cancel one or more of each other.

- May 12th 2010, 08:50 AMBruno J.
- May 12th 2010, 09:00 AMdudyu
Thanks for the replies.

Well, assuming poles are simple and residues don't cancel each other, I take it there are 2 possible values per point . Why's that? - May 12th 2010, 09:57 AMshawsend
Just start drawing circles around each combination of poles and include one circle that does not include any and keep in mind I would have gotten this one wrong as per Bruno up there. :)

- May 12th 2010, 01:06 PMdudyu
Got it. Thanks very much!