Definite Integral of Power and Algebraic Functions in terms of the Lerch Function

Robert Reynolds, Allan Stauffer

Abstract

Bierens de haan (1867) evaluated a definite integral involving the cotangent function and this result was also listed in Gradshteyn and Ryzhik (2007). The objective of this present note is to use this integral along with Cauchy's integral formula to derive a definite logarithmic integral in terms of the Lerch function. We will use this integral formula to produce a table of known and new results in terms of special functions and thereby expanding the list of definite integrals in both text books.

Keywords

Lerch function; Contour integral; fundamental constants;

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