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By Kerry Eggers, Dwight Jaynes

ISBN-10: 0915611678

ISBN-13: 9780915611676

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This complex function coincides with f (x) for z = x by definition and thereby provides a unique analytic continuation of f (x) due to the theorem, which states that if there were another analytic continuation it would have coincided with f (z) anyway. For√example, suppose we are given the following function of real variable f (x) = x − 1 defined on [1, ∞). We therefore√know that an analytic continuation of this function to the complex plane is f (z) = z − 1. Moreover, assuming the standard definition of the argument, we also know that this function has a branch cut on (−∞, 1], with √ the limiting values being f (x ± iδ) = ±i 1 − x.

Integrating n times by parts, we have: ↔ f (t) = t n F( p) = n! p n+1 . 41) Using a similar procedure one can evaluate the image of the derivative, ∞ dt f (t) e− pt = f (t)e− pt 0 ∞ 0 ∞ +p dt f (t) e− pt = p F( p) − f (0). 42) For the image of the n th order derivative then follows: f (n) (t) → p n F( p) − p n−1 f (0) − p n−2 f (0) − · · · − p f (n−2) (0) − f (n−1) (0). ,n−1) (0) = 0 then f (n) (t) → p n F( p) which is probably the most important property of the Laplace transform. Analogous relations can be obtained for the derivative of the image.

The Cauchy theorem states: ⎧ ⎪ ⎪ ⎨ = CR ± ⎪ ⎪ ⎩C ± + ⎫ ⎪ ⎪ ⎬ ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ C± + 2πi Res f (z). 3 Branch Cut Integration 33 On C ± our function has essentially the same arguments as before: f (x ± iδ) = e±iπa a 1−x 1+x R(x) , x − x0 which, in the limit, produces the principal value integral as = −2i sin(πa)Ia (x0 ). lim →0 ± C± On the other hand on C ± we put z = x0 + eiθ to recover in the limit → 0 (like in Sect. 3) the same arguments as on C ± , the θ–integration, being in the same direction (anti-clockwise), results in the factor iπ (half-residue) for each semi-circle: e±iπa = iπ ± C± ± 1 − x0 1 + x0 a 1 − x0 1 + x0 R(x0 ) = 2πi cos(πa) a R(x0 ).

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