The art of manipulating an algebraic expression into the desired form.

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how to use Expand command efficiently

Recently I got in a problem and I will try to explain with a simple example. I have an expression which reads : y = (10 + 2*x )/x; Now I want to substitute 1/x ->...
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Algebraic Manipulations with Indices

I am absolutely new to Mathematica, but I've heard it is a pretty powerful tool for symbolic calculations. My problem (stated generally): I have three dimensional array. I define a symbolic operator ...
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Simplification with assumptions

I'm trying to make Mathematica do some simplifications for me. I have the expression ((1 + s[1]) (-1 + s[2]) )/(-1 + s[1] s[2]) and want to simplify this with ...
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Pulling out common terms when simplifying complicated equations

I have a complicated expression where common terms are apparent but Simplify[] and FullSimplify[] don't appear able, even with plenty of assumptions added, to reduce down to a simpler form with common ...
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How to remove parentheses from algebraic expression? [closed]

Suppose I have an expression like $x+x+y(x+y(x+y))$. I used Simplify command and get $y^3+x(2+y+y^2)$. How to remove parentheses to get every summand explicitly? $$...
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Expanding rational functions with minimal denominator

I'm working with rational functions and I want to be able to put them in a specific form and then get a list of terms in which the numerators are monomials. Take for example ...
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Changing variables in a series expansion

I want to compute the Taylor expansion of some pure function f[x_], but then perform a change of variables in the resulting expression. So, for example, the output ...
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Moving certain variables to one side of the equation [duplicate]

I am having trouble moving certain variables from one side of the equation to the other. For example, if i want to solve for x1: ...
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How to expand terms within an integral? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t these additions of integrals and summations equal? I am trying to expand all the terms in a sum in order to apply assignment rules later, but can't figure out ...
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How find constant term of quadratic with square already completed?

Suppose I have a quadratic polynomial in two variables x and y in which the squares with respect to ...
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Polynomial decomposition algorithm with a hint

If $p,f,g$ are polynomials of degree 2 or higher and $p(x)=f(g(x))$ we have a polynomial decomposition of $p$. When Mathematica (as noted below this was actually on Wolfram Alpha) says ``decomposition ...
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What is the inside? [closed]

What is the inside of the Mathematica command, solve, for a system of equations like the following? $$\eqalign{ (x +2\phantom{3} z)^2 + (y +\phantom{3} w)^2 &= 52\cr (x + 30z)^2 + (y + 3w)^2 &...
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Handling minus signs in mathematica

I am doing symbolic manipulations in Mathematica where expressions like $(-1)^{1/3}\left(-\log z \right)^{2/3}+\log z^{2/3}$ We see that clearly this expression is zero. But Mathematica does not ...
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Mathematica spitting code back when using Resolve over a large range of interest

I've just started using Mathematica and have encountered my first issue. Below are two commands which only differ in the range of values I am asking Mathematica to check. The first works fine, but the ...
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Coefficient and Addition Formula

If I type: Coefficient[Cos[x + b], Cos[x]] I get zero. But I would like Mathematica to apply: $$\cos(x+b)=\cos x\cos b-\sin x\sin b$$ Therefore the ...
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If statement and elements of an imported data

I import a data file: SetDirectory["C:\\Users\\SE7EN\\Desktop\\mathematica\\test"]; dd = Import["data.dat", "Table"] Out[2] = {{1}, {2}, {3}, {4}, {5}, {6}, {7}} ...
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How to collect/reduce with respect to multiple variables?

I have this code: a == b + c + d - e Is it possible to collect or reduce this expression into this: c + d == a + e - b ...
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Writing a polynomial quotient with a specific denominator

I have a polynomial quotient $$\frac{1-z+z^4}{(1-z)^2}$$ that I want to write in the form $$\frac{g(z)}{(1 - z) (1 - z^4) (1 - z^5) (1 - z^6) (1 - z^7)}.$$ However, every time I try some combination ...
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How to transform equation

Is there any possible way to write this equation of 4th order as a system of two diff equations of second order with two new variables and to do that automatically? statespace command is transforming ...
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Working with Function Domain

Consider $f(x)=x^2+1$ and $g(x)=\sqrt{x-1}$. Note that $(f\circ g)(x)=x$ and this checks in Mathematica. ...
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Using the Norm Function

I am trying to take the norm of a general vector and show that for vectors, v,w, that Norm[v cross w]^2==Norm[v]^2*Norm[w]^2-(v dot w)^2 In Mathematica, here are my steps: ...
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How to reorder and combine terms in a polynomial with multi-variables?

I have a polynomial with the coefficients of {a1, b1, b2} ...
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How do I find the constant term of a multivariate polynomial, when (x^0)(y^0)?

So let's say f[x_,y_]:=(2x+2y+1)^2, when I type Coefficient[f[x,y],x y] I recieve 8. But what can I input to recieve 1, when (x^...
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Simplification of algebraic expression

I found an entry of a matrix from two different methods using mathematica. Which are given as; g/(Sqrt[2] Sqrt[1 + g^2 - Sqrt[1 + g^2]]) and ...
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How to get Coefficient List from an expression with various variables

consider following expression: ...
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How to get a rule for, e.g., (x + y) to apply to (-x - y), etc.?

For example, the substitution (x + y) -> s fails here: In[1]:= (-x - y) /. (x + y) -> s Out[1]= -x - y Of course, I ...
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Adding algebraic functions to NDSolve

I want to define an integral function which depends on a system of ODE and is also used to NDSolve the ODEs. ...
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How can I rewrite this expression in terms of V_o/V_s?

$$\frac{V_o-\frac{A \left(R_{\text{int}} \left(V_s-V_1\right)\right)}{R_{\text{int}}+R_s}}{R_o}+\frac{V_o}{R_L}+\frac{V_o-V_1}{R_1}=\frac{V_1-V_s}{R_{\text{int}}+R_s}+\frac{V_1-V_o}{R_1}+\frac{V_1}{...
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How to reduce trigonometric expressions under special conditions

For the following problems I used "FullSimplify" and "TrigReduce" but I manage to reduce more by hand. ...
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Forcing solutions to avoid Root[]

I'm solving a system of ordinary non-homogeneous differential equations (4 equations). The solutions will include some algebraic equations solutions as known from text books due to the use of an eigen ...
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Solving equations using algebra [duplicate]

Has anyone ever solved an equation for students using algebraic steps? For example, you start with the equation. 2x+3 = 5 Then you show subtracting 3 from both ...
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I need to move X to right side without solving or simplifying anything else

I need to manipulate this equation where x is on the left side of the equation. I will be using this in excel and all other numbers will actually be referencing cells so I need x moved to the right ...
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Simplifying an expression given a known variable relation

I am wondering if there is a way to simplify an algebraic expression given a known variable equation using Mathematica. For instance, I wish to simplify an expression for the heat change in a process: ...
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Collect powers of variables and integers separately?

Let expr contain a sum of powers of x with some coefficients ci. The exponents of ...
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PiecewiseExpand doesn't take all kind of assumptions

Running PiecewiseExpand[expr, assum] does not work with all kind of assumptions. For example, the following line will not split the expression with absolute values in the chambers, considering m1=m2. ...
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Grouping constants in expressions

Starting from the general expression: i A(a x + b y + c z + ...) + j B(a' x + b' y + c' z + ...) + k C(a'' x +b'' y + c'' z + ...) I'd like to rearrange it to ...
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How to transform the polynomial in this way?

I have two functions f and g and a polynomial ...
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How do I expand a sum (again)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I expand a sum? How do I expand an equation in the given form: $\sum _{i=1}^n -2 x_i \left(-a x_i-b+y_i\right)=0$ into this form: $-\sum _{i=1}^n x_i y_i +a \sum ...
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solve equation with integer maximum [closed]

how to solve with Mathematica a)$ \left [\kern-0.10em\left[ 5 x \right]\kern-0.15em\right] = 2x+1$ b) $ \left [\kern-0.10em\left[1/ 5 x \right]\kern-0.15em\right] > 2x+1$ EDIT = double ...
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generating random algebraic matrix using elementary operations

I generate several algebraic matrices of 12x12 where each element is a combination no repeat of the variables x, y, z and operations +, -, *, /, power, establishment (square root), any of them or any ...
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Conjugate[a/b + c/d]

Trying to obtain the result of Conjugate[a/b+c/d] only gives the same result. As such, I use Refine as: ...
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How do you collect trigonometric functions in a polynomial?

I have an expression that has various forms of Sin and Cos and I want to collect them specifically so that I can make substitutions. As you can see I cannot figure out how to separate i Cos[theta] ...
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Rearrange an expression according to known items

I have this expresion: $\qquad q_{aft}=-i\,f \left(a_2\right){}^{\dagger }+i\,f \left(a_2\right){}^{\dagger }-\left(a_1\right){}^{\dagger }-a_1$ Defining $\qquad q_{0_1}=a_1+(a_1)^\dagger$ and $\...
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Deriving the Fourier Coefficients Formulas with a Manual Procedure

I already know that there are built-in functions to compute the Fourier coefficients but I want to derive their formulas manually. In fact, I want to obtain the final well-known formulas for the ...
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Min function for functions f1, f2, [closed]

There are several "min" functions in Mathematica. In the "Numerical" category, there is a "Min" function that works on a numerical list. Then there's MinValue for finding the minimum of a whole ...
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How to factorise a variable out of an indefinite sum?

(I should start by saying I'm a total beginner with Mathematica, so if the answer needs code I'll need it spelled out quite clearly, the learning curve for this is proving steep!) Basically what I am ...
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How accurate is Collect?

Background: I am trying to compute the Lyapunov exponent for the logistic map given by \begin{equation*} x_{n+1}=F(x_n)=ax_n(1-x_n) \end{equation*} The formula for the Lyapunov exponent for a given ...
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Problem about Solve

See this example : ...
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Differing behaviour of GeneratingFunction with different numbers of parameters

When given a single variable sequence, GeneratingFunction is automatically expressed in the most "direct form", for example, ...