How to manipulate expressions structurally, not necessarily complying with the rules of algebra.

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Manipulating form of output redux [duplicate]

To clarify the question that I posted here, I have the following question: I am generating a very large term by the following: ...
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Manipulating output of polynomial expansion

I have the following short code which generates a polynomial: ...
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Simplest identity that cannot be proved by FullSimplify [closed]

Apparently, FullSimplify is not able to prove all true identities, but usually it does pretty well when it comes to elementary functions. I'd like to know what are ...
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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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What role to sub/superscripts play in Mathematica?

I'm not sure I understand the role of subscripts and superscripts in the Mathematica language. For me, the expression: ...
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The sum Rule, getting mathematica to help me understand how it is derived [closed]

Using Mathematica to solve equations: So I have been struggling for a while with regards to how an equation is derived. I have posted the question several places, but I want to figure it out myself ...
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ToExpression processing errors

Is their a way to get a more comprehensive return value when running ToExpression? For example when I run ...
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ReplaceAll problem

Bug introduced in 10.1 and persisting through 10.2 or later Confirmed, as bug, by WRI: [CASE:3402234] I am trying to combine terms of the type ...
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Given an exact formula, how can Mathematica find a probability distribution whose PDF matches it?

So, given some data, Mathematica 10.2 can now attempt to figure out what probability distribution might have produced it. Cool! But suppose that, instead of having data, we have something that is in ...
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Simplifying sums of rational trigonometric functions

After simplifying the trigonometric functions as advised before (cf. Simplifying Expressions for FindMinimum), I obtained a sum of 62 similar expressions, the first three as in the below: ...
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Returning all branches of a multiple-valued function

This question and answer was inspired by this closed as duplicate question. One possible definition of the n-th order root of x ...
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Extract all elements of an expression in order into a list [closed]

I have and expression a + b + c - d and I would like to generate a list of {a, +, b, +, c, -, d}. I have tried ...
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Assigning the numerical results of Minimize to variables [closed]

I need to use the numerical values returned by Minimize in further computations. Consider, ...
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Separating exponential terms

Suppose I have a lot of expressions multiplied by factors such as: $$e^{-i\theta[1]-i\theta[2] - i\theta[3]-i\theta[4]-i\theta[5]}$$ I would like to separate this into a product of exponentials of ...
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Is there more simplification tricks in mathematica?

I need to simplify the following expression in order to use InverseLaplaceTransform for it (Further work will be done so in need a way to find a very simple ...
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Select largest number using pattern

I have the following expression: myExpr=R[C[2],B].(II+R[C[3],C[2]].(II+R[C[4],C[3]])) I need to create a pattern which would replace the ...
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Converting an expression to function [duplicate]

I have the following problem. I current can automatically create the variable positionPayload, for instance: ...
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Simplifying Expressions for FindMinimum

I am currently trying to apply the FindMinimum function to find the lowest energy of an expression. My current expression as of now is relatively complicated. It is the summation of 48 similar terms, ...
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Position not working? [closed]

I have the list: myList={0,0,0,a,b,c,0,0,d} I need to find the positions of all elements that are non-zero. I do like this: ...
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Find sub-sets of vanishing additions or subtractions from a list?

Let's say I have a list L containing n numerical numbers. Now I want to find all sub-sets of ...
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Dropping rational coefficients

I have a list of expressions (they all are exact numeric quantities, not containing any variables), some of them have integer or rationals coefficients, or complex coefficients with rational or ...
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Trouble simplifying using Replace

I have the following expression: w.a.b.r+w.c.d.r I want to get: w.(a.b+c.d).r So far I used ReplaceRepeated: ...
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How to remove parts of an expression

I have an expression where terms Transpose[R].R appear. R is a matrix with the property Transpose[R].R=IdentityMatrix[3]. How ...
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How to get a list of monomials of a polynomial without coefficients?

Giving a polynomial, say a x^2 + b x y + c y^2 MonomialList[a x^2 + b x y + c y^2, {x, y}] just gives ...
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How can I transfer mathematical expressions between Mathematica and Maple?

Is there a simple way to copy mathematical expressions between Mathematica and Maple (or at least in one direction)? I mean only expressions built from numbers and predefined mathematical functions, ...
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Boundedness of an expression

First post on this part of the stackexchange network, I was just wondering if Mathematica allows one to quickly see if an expression is always within a certain range given values for the parameters it ...
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Is there a way to use array of data as a function variable?

I have a data that looks something like. {{1,1},{12,1},{7,9},{10,14}, ...... } I want to see if there is an easy way to apply this array of data into a ...
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Factor a specific sub-polynomial?

Consider the following example for a polynomial in several variables: ...
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Sequence of arbitrarily many variables separated by commas? [closed]

I am wondering if it is possible to produce an input such as x[1],x[2],x[3],...,x[n] for an arbitrary but fixed amount of n ...
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How I can count multiplications in an experssion?

Next task to complete: Count *-symbol in such expression as a + s^2*b - c/y + o^3 + n*m*u (in this case count of ...
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What options need to be set for Simplify to perform a certain manipulations similar to FullSimplify?

Simplify performs algebraic transformations and is fast, while FullSimplify tries a wide range of transformations involving ...
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How can I manipulate a long expression to order it by factors/derivatives of a particular function?

I have a Mathematica notebook that generates a linear expression involving derivatives of a given variable. Expanded (and simplified for our purposes), it looks something like this: \begin{equation} ...
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2D plot using Manipulate command [closed]

Can anyone tell me what the problem is with the following code: y[x_ a_] := Sin[x (1 + a x)] Manipulate[Plot[y[x a], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 2}] However, the ...
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Embedding StreamPlot in Graphics3D

I am trying to visualise the action of the infinitesimal generator of a Lie group on the solution of a 2-ODE system drawn in the 3D space (t,y1,y2): t is time and y1,y2 are the two dependent ...
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Is there a way to control which special forms Normal converts?

Normal documentation reads: Normal[expr] converts expr to a normal expression, from a variety of special forms. But is there a way to control which special ...
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Analogue of Maple's `identify` command in Mathematica [duplicate]

In Maple there is a useful command identify that tries to find a closed form expression based on its numeric approximation. As far as I know there is no built-in ...
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Extracting subtree for a TreeForm

How can I extract an entire subtree from a TreeForm starting from a specific point of the tree? Because with Extract or Part you can take only that specific point...
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How to force evaluation of an expression with Part left unnevaluated?

My goal is to minimize a real valued multi-variable function averageFreeEnergyDensity. The function accepts an integer argument ...
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Print all numbers from a sequence which don't contain the digit 7

so i have this: Cases[RecurrenceTable[{a[n + 1] == 7 a[n] + n, a[1] == 1}, a, {n, 7}], Except[7]] But i noticed that it will only exclude numbers that are 7, and ...
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Loop in a loop, or how to evaluate complex expressions

I need to find $h_{0j}$ for every $1\leq j\leq300$, where \begin{multline*} h_{0j} = \sum_{q=1}^{Q}g_qe^{-\lambda_q j\Delta}\frac{e^{\lambda_q\Delta}-1}{\lambda_q} + \sum_{p=1}^{P}\frac{e^{-\alpha_p ...
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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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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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How to manipulate gauge theory in Mathematica?

I want to know if there is a way of typing into Mathematica an expression like the following, $$\epsilon^{\mu \nu \lambda} f^{abc} A^a_\mu A^b_\nu A^c_\lambda + g\epsilon^{\mu \nu \lambda} A^a_\mu ...
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Work around bugs in Summation, Hypergeometric function?

I'm so confused I don't even know how to phrase the question, so here's what's happening: I need an analytic form for this: ...
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Get constant term with `Coefficient` for a non-polynomial

Take a nonlinear equation such as exp = (x + 3)/4 + Exp[x] + 1 + (c + x) Note that this is not a polynomial. Now, I want to extract the coefficients of this. ...
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Factoring out parts of an expression

I'm looking to factor out the parts of a multiplication type of expression. For example for the expression: $$20 e^{-t^2}\frac{t^2}{\sqrt{t^2+a}} erf(b+t)$$ I'd like to get a list in the form of: ...