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Mathematica: Extract the piece that contains x=0 from within a piecewise function

In mathematica, I have a piecewise function similar to: Piecewise[{ {x^2 + 2*x - 4, 0 <= x <= 1/4}, {0, true} }] I don't ...
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Is it possible to change the color of plot in Show?

For example: p = Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 1}] Is it possible to write options in Show to change the curve's color for example into ...
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How to manage list of list of rules?

Considering we have a list: str = "{1 -> {a -> aa, b -> bb}, 2 -> {2a -> \"{b -> bb}\"}}" Bringing this to expression gives: ...
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How to convert string to integer list?

Saying we have a string: "1 2 3 4 5 6" I want to convert this to integer list. First I do: ...
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How to list variables given equation? [closed]

Given an expression, is there any means to list variables? Example: a^3 + b^2 + c -> a,b,c I need this functionality because I am manipulating large expressions of many variables (20) and would ...
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How to convert a notebook cell to a string retaining all formatting, colorization of identifiers etc?

I have an opened Mathematica notebook containing several cells. Suppose, I am interested in one of them -- it may contain a complete or incomplete expression (e.g. with syntax errors, highlighted ...
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How do I get my equation to have the form $(x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 + (z-c)^2-d = 0$?

I want Mathematica to express the equation $$-11 - 2 x + x^2 - 4 y + y^2 - 6 z + z^2=0$$ in the form $$(x - 1)^2 + (y - 2)^2 + (z - 3)^2 - 25=0$$ How do I tell Mathematica to do that?
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Find out domain after change of variable in integral of d dimensions

Is there a way to tell Mathematica the change of variable you want to do and getting back the corresponding domain? The specific problem I am trying to solve is $\quad \quad\int_{-1}^0 ...
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Extracting numerical coefficients from an expression

I have very large expression and I want to extract and sum up all the numerical coefficients which multiply the summands. For example, expr = x + 2*y + 3*z*w ...
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Pull out scaling factor from a denominator

How do I force mathematica to just pull out the scaling factor of 1/r from this expression. (a+b)/r edit: Sorry, perhaps my earlier formulation of the question wasn't clear enough. I would like ...
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Extract the divergent/bounded part of a certain expression

Consider I have a power series which is function of $x$. A part of this expression is bounded when $x->\infty$, some remainder is on the other hand divergent when $x$ goes to infinity. What is the ...
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Can mathematica simplify an expression setting simplified answer equal to zero?

Basically I want to reduce something like: Subscript[P, 4] - Subscript[P, 5] == Subscript[R, 4, 5]* Subscript[i, 4, 5] when only one of them is known (...
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Isolating cross terms

I have a set of expressions that contains terms like $\frac{1}{(x + a + b)(c+d)}$. I would like to simplify the denominator so that products of $a,b,c,d$ are dropped, but $x c$ and $x d$ are kept. ...
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How to separate linear terms by output?

I am performing a complicated summation in which fa is a Sum of a[j] over j, and terms in fa end up containing a BesselJ, a Hypergeometric0F1, or neither. ...
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Expand an expression to only built in functions

This question is hard to phrase and even harder to google. Maybe it's best to explain it with a very simple example. ...
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Construct an infix operation from a list

Inspired by this question, if I have a list {a, p, b, q, c} where p and q are binary ...
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Drop terms in expression

Suppose I have an expression of the this type: Quantity["Epsilonzero"] a (b + c Sin[ω t])^2 where t is time. I am interested in "extracting" the non ...
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Assigning a value to specific product [closed]

I was wondering if there is a way to assign a value to a specific problem. For example if I wanted $a\cdot a$ to equal $-1$. How would I go about doing that?
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Prevent a sum from simplifying? [duplicate]

Basically, I want to prevent a sum from cancelling or summing together the individual summands and just display them separately next to each other. Example: ...
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Why returning False? [closed]

Can anyone explain the false? I'm trying to grab co-efficient in front of X^2 I think. I say I think as I'm following my tutors example using his screenshot the only difference between his question ...
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Scan vs Map vs Apply

I cannot understand the difference between Apply, Scan, and Map. I have tried to play with ...
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Simplify binary expressions

Is it possible for Mathematica to do simplifications for expressions where the variables are binary, such as: a + b = 1 + 2*c => a + b = 1 Here c must be 0 because if it is 1, the RHS is 3 but ...
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Help for properly writing simple derivative expression

I need help to write the following expression (only 1 iteration): f(x) = ...some basic function... f[X0,...,Xp] = f(p)(x0) / p! What I have so far: ...
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Write Integer powers as products

I need to wirte all occasions of (a+b)^3,Ftp^2, Sin[th]^2, ...etc as (a+b)*(a+b)*(a+b), Ftp*Ftp, Sin[th]*Sin[th], ...etc ...
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Obtain the values of all Sub- and/or Superscripts from an expression?

Let Expr be an expression that can be practically any combination of variables. Now I can check whether this expression contains any subscripts or superscripts with ...
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Replace all integers by 1?

Let list1 be a list of variables of the form {c1 a, c2 b, ...} where $a,b,...\in\mathbb{C}$ and $c1,c2,...\in\mathbb{Z}$. I am ...
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How can I drop the “belongs to integers” part from Reduce output?

I have this Mathematica line: Reduce[1/(E^0)^x + 1/(E^1)^x + 1/(E^3)^x == 0, x] that gives the output: ...
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How to do algebra on summations of variable expressions?

Is there any easy, general way to handle algebra on variable Sums? For examples, Gaussian Mixtures or Fourier Series: ...
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How do I extract the value of a 'Style'?

I have a Style displaying an underlying Real value. For example I might have ...
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Why is ReplaceAll behaving like this?

I'm learning to use the ReplaceAll function and I found the behavior of which is quite confusing. For Sqrt[f[x, y]] /. f[___] -> u Mathematica returns ...
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TrigExpand Idiosyncracies

TrigExpand[Sin[x]^2 Log[y]] returns sin^2(x) log(y), as one would expect. However, ...
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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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Derivatives of functions with arbitrary number of variables?

I am trying to define a function f[x1,x2,...,xn] with n integer but not specified. And then I would like this funktion to behave ...
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Trying to write out the prime factorization of a number with CenterDot and Superscript

I am trying to use CenterDot and Superscript, in conjunction with Apply to write out the prime factorization of any given integer. Everything works well UNLESS the prime factorization of the number ...
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Conditional replacement of all occurrences of a variable?

I know there is functionality in Mathematica to perform replacements like: x[a] d[a,b]/.y_[z_] d[z_,p_]->y[p] Which naturally gives ...
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List of atomic expressions

I was surprised to see Graph objects are atomic. Is there a way (through documentation or programmatically) to find all atomic heads? The ones I know of are: ...
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Expression manipulation: Explode sums and products? [duplicate]

I wonder if the functionality exists to explode a sum, or product? What I mean by that is the following. Imagine, you have input data data = a + b c - d e f ; Is ...
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How can I get Solve to combine Sin/Cos into Tan?

I want to solve an equation in x, containing Sin[x], Cos[x] and a positive real constant ...
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Indexing of Large Autonomous System of Equations for Use in NDSolve

I currently have a list of ~150 autonomous ODE's that I need to be able to work with using NDSolve. Fortunately I already have them formatted in plaintext, which ...
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Factor out square root terms [closed]

How to go from Sqrt[x^3]Sqrt[x - a x]/x to x Sqrt[1 - a]? All terms inside square are positive.
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Range and decimal digits [duplicate]

When I set Plot[Sin[x], {x, -2, -1}, Frame -> True, Axes -> False, FrameTicks -> {{Automatic, Automatic}, {Range[-2, -1, 0.2], Automatic}}] I ...
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Strange behavior of undocumented RawArray and ArrayObject expressions

I discovered several strange results and inconsistencies while trying to understand what undocumented RawArray and ArrayObject ...
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Concatenating strings, unevaluated expressions and evaluated expressions/values

Maybe this is something very simple to some of you. Anyway, I think this can be useful to many others like me. I would like to build an output that involves strings, unevaluated expressions and ...
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Keep Mathematica from simplifying functions with a specified Head

I want to run Simplify and/or Refine on various expressions, but keep it from touching anything that contains a specific ...
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Unexpected Behaviour with local variables and ToExpression

I encountered an unexpected behaviour in my mathematica-code, and want to understand whether that's a mathematica bug, or a misinterpretation on my side. ...
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Time-efficient creation of matrix

I have expressions like xx1=FF[1, 1] GG[1, 1] + FF[1, 1] GG[2, 2] + FF[2, 2] GG[2, 2] xx2=2*FF[1, 2] GG[1, 1] + FF[1, 1] GG[1, 2] + FF[2, 2] GG[2, 2] and I want ...
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Extracting rational coefficients from an irrational sum [closed]

I have a function that returns results that always can be represented as $p+q\,\pi^2+r\ln2+s\ln^22+t\sqrt2$ where $p,q,r,s,t\in\mathbb Q$. But the actual Mathematica expression returned not always in ...