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

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Can someone please help me to state assumption?

I am currently trying to solve under what condition does the following term will be zero? ...
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How does one go from a string to the contents of a variable with the same name?

What command should I use if I want to convert a string to the contents of a variable with the same name as the contents of that string withing a function. ToExpression[] doesn't seem to do it. ...
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Displaying a series obtained by evaluating a Taylor series

Description of problem I would like to use Mathematica to display the series obtained by substituting a value for $x$ in a Taylor series expansion. The terms of the series will be rational numbers, ...
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Stopping Mathematica from reordering expressions [duplicate]

I want Mathemtica to stop manipulating my polynomials! I mean, I want the output of Print[3 x + 5 + x^2] to be just $3x+5+x^2$, not $5+3x+x^2$ as Mathematica ...
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Convert an expression from one form to another

I have this expression -0.433284-0.758719 x+0.00289158 x^2-0.443672 y+0.00149027 y^2 I want to express it in terms of ...
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Convert an expression's symbols of form a$x to a[x]

I want a function that takes expressions of the following form: a$x and converts them to a[x]. In particular, consider the ...
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How can I obtain Wolfram Alpha's “alternative forms” of an expression inside Mathematica?

When I type in Wolfram Alpha, say, cos(a+b) or cos(a+b)^2 or (OK this next one can easily be obtained in Mathematica, ...
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Thread over uneven (ragged) expressions with full functionality?

There are a number of questions on this site about "threading" including several relating to uneven (ragged) lists. However, none that I could find deal with the full functionality of ...
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How to completely delete the head of a function expression

Is there any way to completely remove the head of an expression function? For example, how would I remove the head Cos from ...
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Is there an analogue of the Variables command for general expressions?

The command Variables[poly] gives me a list of all variables that appear in the expression poly, which involved sums, ...
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How to manipulate nested expressions?

I have the following expression, only slightly complicated, and I'd like to do two things: Plot the elements of the lists (though messy, all are in the same ...
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Quoting definition explicitly

I'm trying to quote a definition using DownValues, OwnValues, etc. Everything seems to be fine, except for temporary symbols' ...
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The most external subexpression with given pattern

Suppose there is a deep expression with several instances of some _f. I want to get the most external case of _f from it (I also ...
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Converting an expression to modular arithmetic automatically

I have the expression $\frac{1}{15} \left(-(-1)^n-5\times 2^{n+2}+3\times 2^{2 n+1}+15\right)$ which I want to calculate mod m for a very large n. My current method is to ask for this exression in ...
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Truncate High order terms

Suppose I want to compute this : Series[Sin[1/f], {f, Infinity, 10}] but finally I prefer Sin[1/f] up to the fourth order in ...
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MapIndexed stops at levelspec 1 if only the index is passed?

If the function passed to MapIndexed references the first (or data) argument, the following performs as expected: ...
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Expand expression into quotient of negative power series

I have a function T(z) and want to expand it to the following form: At the end I want to have a list of equations, which can calculate a0, a1, a2, b0, b1 and b2 with different values of h1, h2, ...
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Conjugating symbolic expression

I am trying to conjugate a symbolic expression, and I have explicitly stated the real terms. However, I simply can't get it to work: ...
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expression contained across multiple cells

Is it possible to span one expression across multiple cells? E.g. long if statement or function evaluation. I looked in documentation and searched forum/google and could not find.
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Replace every Minus to Plus in Expression

Thought this is a rather simple thing, but I was not able to find a solution: I have a polynomial expression like: expr1=a^2-b+c*d expr2=a-b expr3=-a+b-c and ...
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Decompose Expression into Segments

Say I have an expression test = 3 x1^2 - 2 x3^-3 and I would like to decompose the expression into {3 x1^2, -(2/x3^3)}, I can do ...
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Working with functions

I am required to write a function that takes a function as a parameter. ...
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List manipulation to build a functional expression

Since Mathematica deals with Head[a, b] as an expression in this way The first Part of Head[a, b] is ...
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Patterns of function-arguments in expressions

I want a function that compares an expression with a specific pattern. The expression has always the following form: ...
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Selecting expressions from a sequence that are not subexpressions of earlier elements

I have a While loop that generates and prints an expression on each iteration (there can be thousands of iterations). UPDATE: Some expressions are generated in ...
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Extracting function calls from an expression

I have an expression like this: expr = F[0, 1] + 2 F[0, 0] - 17*F[2, 0] and I want to transform it to a list consisting of all function calls with its arguments: ...
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Merging two held expressions into a held compound expression

Consider e1 = Hold[a = x + x; b = y + y + y]; e2 = Hold[c = a + a + b + b + b; c^2]; How can I obtain the following? ...
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How to combine DifferenceRoot objects for odd and even-indexed terms

I'm trying to analyze a certain infinite sequence $S$, indexed by positive integers starting from $1$. It can be split into two subsequences: $S^{odd}$ by removing all even-indexed elements and ...
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Partial result of aborted evaluation of FullSimplify

When FullSimplify invoked on a large expression, it can run for hours. If I do not have time to wait, and abort the evaluation, I get no result, although, ...
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Why is ^^ff not the same as ^^ToExpression[“ff”]?

I want to convert a hexadecimal string to a decimal (base 10) number: 16^^ff 16^^ToExpression["ff"] The 1st line returns the correct answer of 255, while the 2nd ...
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Set gives an unexpected error message (Set::partw)

Here is a minimal example: s = 1 /(a + b[3]) + 1 /(2 a + b[3]); s[[1]] = Sum[s[[1]] /. b[3] -> k, {k, 3}] s[[4]] s[[4]] = Sum[s[[4]] /. b[3] -> k, {k, 3}] ...
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How to convert the expression '{a->a0, b->b0}' to the expression 'a=a0; b=b0'? [duplicate]

How to convert the expression '{a->a0, b->b0}' to the expression 'a=a0; b=b0'? I think this is a common question and do not know if someone has asked it before. Any help or suggestion will be ...
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How to collect expressions from cells created by Print?

I have a notebook where evaluation of a certain cell produced hundreds of adjacent output cells using Print. I need to create a list containing all expressions from ...
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check if the expression is a equation

I need to check if the expression is a correct equation with only 1 variable x and without functions, that are not build into Mathematica. For example Sin[x]==0 ...
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How to bail out from a non-applicable transformation function?

I provide a custom function in TransformationFunctions options of FullSimplify that can do a transformation only for some values ...
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Replace doesn't replace the denominator [duplicate]

I have the following expression in Mathematica -((E^(2 - 2 Sqrt[(x[1] - x[2])^2]) (x[1] - x[2]))/Sqrt[(x[1] - x[2])^2]) I want to replace anything of the ...
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How to extract a possible closed form from WolframAlpha[] output

To find a possible closed form of a number, I can use the function WolframAlpha["6.38905609893065", IncludePods -> "PossibleClosedForm"] It returns a result ...
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Operations on expressions within Hold [duplicate]

I want to convert {Hold[1 + 2], Hold[3 + 4], Hold[5*6]} into Hold[{1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5*6}]. I have tried ...
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Matching Root[…] objects with patterns, unexpected hidden argument

I needed to write patterns that could distinguish between arbitrary-function and polynomial forms of Root objects, for example, ...
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Why is ToRadicals[] not able to handle all cases? Is there a workaround?

The documentation for the function ToRadicals says: ♦ There are some cases in which expressions involving radicals can in principle be given, but ...
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How to automatically get rid of trig functions in an expression?

I have a large expression containing many terms like this: Sin[1/2 ArcTan[(2 Log[5])/(Log[5]^2 - 2)]] where a trig function is invoked on a rational multiple ...
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Need a generalization of RootApproximant to recognize linear combinations over algebraic numbers

RootApproximant does a very good job when I need to recognize an algebraic number and when enough of its digits are known (or even when an unlimited number of ...
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Simplifying expressions involving Sum

I am trying to use Mathematica to simplify a symbolic expression involving Sum. Particularly, I define a sum via ...
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How to reduce the number of operations needed to evaluate an expression? [duplicate]

For some numerical calculations in C++ I have, for example, this complicated expression to evaluate. Given as Mathematica input, in its original form it is ...
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Detecting a more general pattern [duplicate]

I need a function that, given 2 patterns, determines if the first pattern is more general than the second (i.e. that any expression successfully matched by the second, will be successfully matched by ...
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A question about derivatives (cubics)

Given an equation: f(z) = a (x + I y)^3 + b (x + I y)^2 + c (x + i y) + d Which can be re-written as: ...
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Getting a usable expression tree

I need to get the expression tree for some expression. expr //TreeForm The above grabs the expression tree but it isn't in some sort of usable format. Just an ...