I find integration with branch cuts difficult to grasp.
Here are few question I'd like to clarify.
Take for example, which is mapped from z-plane to w-plane.
In z-plane when this is mapped to only the half plane of w . This is the first branch of w
So the z-plane has to have a cut along .
w's next branch is obtained with which is traversed along another surface parallel to z-plane which is joined at the positive real axis. This is the second branch of w
Is this interprtation correct?
To evaluate below (in Mathews book pp-70 'Mathematical methods of physics')
Following procedure is used.
On the keyhole contour similar to this
File:Keyhole contour.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Then he chooses to be positive on top of the cut. - what is the precise meaning of this reference?
Then he takes
and by using residues
And evaluates for I from (A) and (B)
Can u pls explain this procedure giving more elaborate explaination?
I find (A) came from thin air !
Can u explain how one could do some integral and choose after selecting branch cuts.