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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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Giving value to a constant so that Mathematica simplifies the answer without having to do the whole operation again

I am doing some nasty integrals trying to fill in a matrix, and to save computation time, I set my hbar to be a constant of undefined value, so the answer it spits out consists of a real number plus ...
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How to change an expression to Fortran90 form?

I have a large expression produced by Mathematica. To use this expression in my Fortran program I need to change it to a Fortran90 form. I am not satisfied with the ...
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Using CellPrint with a TraditionalForm string

I am trying to use CellPrint to print a cell that asks a user to solve an equation. This equation is randomly generated right beforehand, and I would like to have it print in Blue. The whole Cell ...
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Is there a way to programmatically set global preferences?

Can I set global preferences that are accessible via "Edit"->"Preferences" programmatically from within a notebook? As learned from this question, turning off anti-aliasing can make a huge difference ...
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How to export data files using specific format

Very often, I have to export data files from Mathematica. These output files contain several columns and hundreds of lines with data. For the sake of the question let's create a sample list ...
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How to get special solutions of this system of equations?

I only want to get all the solutions of this system of the solutions with a value of $k$, we have the same values ​​of $m$ ...
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How to make rational expressions formatted using FractionBox

This is what I get using Mathematica 9.0.1. Instead I want this: I know how to use MakeBoxes, Format and I thought this code would work: ...
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How to change brackets in TraditionalForm output

I'm trying to improve TraditionalForm's output by using different brackets when there are more than one. For instance, instead of $u(v(r(b))))$, I'd like to get ...
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How to copy/paste an OverHat symbol into Microsoft Word 2010 properly?

I have problem with output traditional form of sign above the constant. When I copy/paste in word it is far away up. Is there solution for this? ...
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How to get a more traditional-looking for protected constants [duplicate]

Is there any solution to make rule to export as a traditional form protected constants. Here is example which doesn't work. ...
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How to display detailed output in Mathematica [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get a “step by step” evaluation in Mathematica How does Mathematica integrate? I want to display more detailed output from a calculation. The default command for ...
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Removing -> from list of numbers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to extract values from a list of rules? If I have a vector v = {x->1.03, x-> 2.01, .... }, and I want to use an element in the list, I can get an element as ...
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How to remove border points from InputForm?

I have this code, and it generates the below ListStreamPlot. The second graph is the ListStreamPlot overlaid with the points ...
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Representation of product with exclusions

Is there a nice way to define output formatting for my expression, a product from n = k to j with ...
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What's the difference between the following two codes?

I have two codes to find the integer numbers $m$, $x$, $y$, $z$ in the system of equations. First code ...
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Trig angles simplifying in worksheet

I would like to generate a table of trig questions such as: ...
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How to eliminate the zero real part of a purely imaginary number?

In Mathematica 9, a purely imaginary number, e.g. 0.9 I, will display as 0. + 0.9i in the output form. How can I eliminate the ...
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How can I export specific data into different pages in .PDF format?

I have made various Grid-s and arranged them column-wise in another Grid. All Grids are ...
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Grid without lines, but with dots

I want to build a grid to look like the top-left table shown below, but without an outside frame. Here is what I've tried to do: ...
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Changing order of TeXForm output

I am creating Taylor polynomials and exporting them using TeXForm. When a polynomial p[x] is displayed in Mathematica, it shows, ...
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Inconsistent display of TraditionalForm in version 9

After installing version 9, the default style sheet uses Arial font in text and formula cells. So far, so bad. At least one would hope this is done consistently. But now I see this: You can see ...
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How to see a long output expression

I often run into long expressions in the process of solving equations. To go forward I need to be able to eye-ball the expressions to make some substitutions or use some existing relations I know to ...
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How to keep Collect[] result in order?

For example, Collect[(1 + x + Cos[s] x^2)^3, x] gives the result ...
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Quickly display a color graphically

When manipulating colors, the output is shown as a textual expression like Hue[1/5], RGBColor[2/3, 1, 1/3], ...
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Force ellipsis to print an end of an expression

For pedantic reasons I want to display an infinite sum of fractions in fractional form (i.e. as 1/x not as x^(-1)) with an ellipsis at the end of the expression. I have tried a number of ways and ...
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I get weird <<…>> symbols in my output — what does it mean?

After I input the following: data = Table[{3 + i + RandomReal[{-3, 7}], i + RandomReal[{-2, 5}]}, {i, 1, 20}]; model = LinearModelFit[data, x, x] I got ...
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Simplify function notation

I have some calculations with arbitrary functions. In the output, Mathematica always shows the functions with its arguments. I would like to tidy the notation a bit, by hiding the arguments in the ...
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How to export CSV from Mathematica?

I have previously been using logf[x_, y_] := f[x, y] /. v_ :>(PutAppend[Unevaluated[f[x, y] = v;], "out.txt"];); which produces output like ...
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Export image data precision

I'm sure there is a very easy way to control this, but I have been searching for an hour now without luck. I plot a function and export it to get a table that I can use in TikZ. ...
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Awkward output of TeXForm

When I try to format a number that has a big exponent with TeXForm the following happens: ...
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How do I set the fonts for Input and Output in my stylesheet?

I'd like to change the font that Mathematica uses for output by setting the font of the corresponding style in my stylesheet; bit simply overriding the default ...
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Labeling plots without evaluation

This is my first question here so please excuse my mistakes. Let us consider a rather contrived example: ...
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DisplayFormula not working as expected

How do I use the styles "DisplayFormula" and "DisplayFormulaNumbered"? Why is there no margin (or empty space) around the ...
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Guides for programming CDFs

Are there any tutorials for programming high-quality CDFs, like the interactive calculus textbook presented at wolfram.com? Mathematica's Help is extremely impressive but it really does not help much ...
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Wrapping EventHandler by Table

I am making a grid on the screen. The grid is composed of different expressions. I want all of them to have a Gray background, which turns into a ...
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Randomizing a lab

I teach a class where students do a weekly lab in Mathematica. They do it in a computer lab, and because there are many of them, and only one of me, I encourage them to help one another. ...
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How to receive the result of the integral $ \int\frac{1}{x}dx$ is $\ln|x|$?

When I input \[Integral]1/x \[DifferentialD]x in Mathematica, I get Log[x]. How can I make the result of the integral ...
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How to transform the result of this integral into powers of $\sin\,x$?

I want to calculate the integral $I = \displaystyle\int{\cos ^5 x\, \mathrm dx}$. Using the variable $t = \sin x$, I get $$I = \sin x - \frac{2}{3}\sin^3 x + \frac{1}{5}\sin^5 x + C.$$ With ...
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Notebook formatting - easier descriptions for equations and results?

When I do computations in mathematica, I generally try to make it readable for myself-in-the-future. This can be a cumbersome task in mathematica, where it often requires me to switch betwee a text ...
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Printing Block Matrices

I have a 2D matrix, such as: d=2; M=Array[a, {d^2,d^2}]; and I would like to print it in a way which emphasizes its dxd block matrix structure. If ...
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Multi-column table layout the right way

How do I create book-like multi-column table formatting for a long, narrow tables in a preferably elegant way? Should I be thinking of stylesheets, instead of formatting? I guess this is a solved ...
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How to display equations without Mathematica simplifying them?

Say I'm trying to make a simple multiplication table and used Table[i"x"j"="i*j,{i,1,9},{j,1,9}] I'm trying to make it so that I can get a table of equations, ...
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Sum of roots of a trigonometric equation

The equation $$ \sin x + \sqrt{3} \cos x = 1,$$ where $x \in [-2\pi, 2\pi]$ has four roots $-\dfrac{3\pi}{2}$, $\dfrac{\pi}{2}$, $\dfrac{\pi}{2}$ and $\dfrac{11\pi}{6}$. Sum of roots of the given ...
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How do I introduce a new variable in a trigonometric equation?

I have the trigonometric equation \begin{equation*} \sin^8 x + 2\cos^8 x -\dfrac{1}{2}\cos^2 2x + 4\sin^2 x= 0. \end{equation*} By putting $t = \cos 2x$, I have \begin{equation*} \dfrac{3}{16} t^4+ ...
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How to ask Mathematica to display answer in “$\LaTeX$” form

I am not sure how to explain it, but whenever I compute something in Mathematica, the output always spits back the result in a Mathematica language as opposed to easy-to-read equations. It's ...
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Reduce an equation by putting a new variable

I have the following equation given: $$ (26-x)\cdot\sqrt{5x-1} -(13x+14)\cdot\sqrt{5-2x} + 12\sqrt{(5x-1)\cdot(5-2x) }= 18x+32. $$ In order to solve it, I want to substitute $t = \sqrt{5x - ...
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Context Sensitive Formatting for a Table

Suppose I am calculating the correlation of a a set of vectors. Correlation[RandomReal[1, {5,5}]] I would like to display the output using TableForm or Grid ...
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Representation of negative exponents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Way to improve “show me this decimal number to M places, don't use scientific notation”? How can I expand e.g. number 1.*10^-8 so that there would be no ...