Questions on manipulating complicated expressions and making them look simpler using Simplify, FullSimplify and Reduce.

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Update: Calculate Tensor products and traces with Mathematica

My goal is to algebraically simplify expressions involving tensor products and taking the trace. That is, I would like to compute $\operatorname{Tr}\left( \prod_i(id+a_i \otimes b_i) \right)$, using ...
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Factor a polynomial Root into Roots of smallest possible degree

Suppose I have a polynomial Root representing an algebraic number. I want to represent it (if possible) as a product of several polynomial ...
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Use of some functions of the Developer Utility Package, such as BesselSimplify

The Developer Utilities Package contains several functions that look interesting: BesselSimplify GammaSimplify ...
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How to simplify a ratio [closed]

I have a ration of the form $\frac{p^2}{(p^2+1)^2}$. I can simplify it using $p^2=p^2+1-1$, and to get $\frac{p^2}{(p^2+1)^2}=\frac{1}{p^2+1}-\frac{1}{(p^2+1)^2}$. How can I create the rule to do it ...
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What do I need to know about simplifying expressions involving Symbolic Tensors?

I want to use Mathematica to show that the inner product of a vector with itself is equal to the square of its norm. This is what I tried: ...
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Different Results from Simplify, dependent on explicit vs computed rules

Can anybody explain why these two pieces of code are giving me different results? Heres the inputs: ...
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Imaginary part of complex number, nothing works?

I want to find the imaginary part of the complex number (a+i*b). say I have a function in the following form: ...
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Simplify Class invariant $G(25)$

How to simplify $$\frac{\sqrt[3]{\vartheta _3\left(0,e^{-5 \pi }\right)}}{\sqrt[12]{2} \sqrt[6]{\vartheta _2\left(0,e^{-5 \pi }\right) \vartheta _4\left(0,e^{-5 \pi }\right)}}$$ This is a ...
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Simplify doesn't simplify multiple conditions from Reduce

Consider the following simple example where I try to solve an equation and then apply a bounded interval to find the right result out of an infinite amount of solutions: ...
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How to select coefficient of an exponential function

Suppose I have these set of equations: sol = DSolve[{ x'[t] == -RandomReal[]*x[t] + y[t], y'[t] == x[t] - *y[t] , x[0] == 1, y[0] == 0}, {x[t], y[t]}, t] The ...
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How can I eliminate a parameter by substitution and simplification?

I have this equation k = (a b c t)/(Sqrt[(f + t)^2]) and I want to set p = t/(t + f) In which way I can eliminate ...
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Another confusion with simplify

After reading some of the questions concerning Simplify, I still didn't find a solution to my confusion. I want Mathematica to simplify ...
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How to get the $0$ result for this limit?

Consider the following series: $$\sigma (\text{x$\_$})\text{:=}\sqrt{\sum _{k=0}^{x-1} \frac{(x! x!) (-1)^{x-k}}{(x-k) (k! (2 x-k)!)}+\frac{\pi ^2}{12}}$$ From the following codes, it seems that the ...
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NIntegrate (Helium Singlet and Triplet) [closed]

I have two integrals that I am calculating using nested NIntegrate. One is for the singlet helium atom and another for triplet. (here, I am calculating variationally the approximate energies and ...
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Simplifying self-reciprocal rational function [duplicate]

I have trouble transforming self-reciprocal rational functions in one variable like ...
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Quickly Solving a High-Order Root System of Equations of Arbitrary Form

I have the following system of equations that involve some rather complicated exponents: $$ \left\{\frac{\mathit{a} \sigma ^{41/34}}{\mathit{m}^{8/119} ...
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Simplifying Radicals in Numerator and Denominator

I am new to Mathematica. So I am sorry if the question seems elementary. I wanted to simplify an expression but it seems that some radicals ($\sqrt{u}$ and $\sqrt{u-1}$) in numerator or denominator ...
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Approximating exponentials in a nice to read format

I need to make some approximations, basically I have something like $$ e^{i*a} = -0.735145 + 0.67791*I $$ and I want to approximate this to something that is easily readable, like $$ ...
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Simplify complex square roots

I want to simplify the following expression as follows: $$\sqrt{\left(\gamma -\kappa _2\right){}^2-16 G_2^2}=i\sqrt{-\left(\gamma -\kappa _2\right){}^2+16 G_2^2}$$ I am trying ...
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Make Mathematica not simplify an expression [closed]

I've run into this problem countless times, and it is making Mathematica extremely unusable for me. I input an expression into Mathematica, and it tries to simplify the expression. However, in doing ...
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Unable to simplify the real part of a complex expression

Simplifying this expression shouldn't be hard. I tried adding assumptions asserting that all involved variables are real, but still the Re expression remains ...
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Expanding fractional powers

How does one expand/simplify expressions such as (2 - Sqrt[5])^(1/3)? Note that this expression equals 1/2 - 1/2 Sqrt[5]. ...
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Wolfram does not simplify an algebraic sum

A friend of mine passed me this code: ...
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Reduce an expression with Sqrt [closed]

r Cos[γ[t]] + 1/2 l Sqrt[1 - (r^2 Sin[γ[t]]^2)/l^2] How can I ask Mathematica to write my expression without l^2 in the ...
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Simplify an expression with ArcCos [closed]

How can simplify this expression with Mathematica ? Sin[1/2*ArcCos[x]]^2 Thank you for your help
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Simplify expression so nothing appears in denominator

I have an expression that FullSimplify currently prefers to simplify with variables that have exponents appearing in the denominator if they have negative ...
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Getting rid of 0. in middle of expression [duplicate]

Say I have the following expression: 0.355329 + 0.355329 Cos[0.445723 u + (0. + 0.445723 I) v] How can I simplify it so that the expression is simplified to ...
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Series Manipulation [duplicate]

How do I get Mathematica to realize that it should simplify the expression Sum[f[t],{t,1,Infinity}]-Sum[f[t],{t,2,Infinity}] to ...
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How could I expand the formula in terms of $X_{i}^{2}$ and $X_{i}X_{j}$ using Mathematica?

I have the following formula, where $X_{i}$, $i=1,2,...,n$ are variables: $F_{1}(X)$=$\frac{1}{n}\sum\limits_{k=1}^{n}\left ( ...
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How to make TransformationFunctions work with Simplify

Here is a transformation function that replaces f with a polynomial: ...
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Rationalizing a numerator

My goal was to remove the radical from the numerator of the function: $$f(x)=\frac{\sqrt{x^2+9}-3}{x^2}$$ I first entered my function. ...
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Expression containing $\tt{I}$ is real — how can I show this is so in my notebook?

When I solve this equation (for ϕ): -16 y - (1 + 2 ϕ)^2 (-1 + 6 ϕ) == 0 Two solutions have imaginary parts in the symbolic ...
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Not reducing Trig Functions to zero [duplicate]

How do I tell Mathematica to reduce trig functions to zero when their arguments are integer multiples of pi or 2pi? I have this: ...
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Ambiguous numeric factors and terms in output expressions [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to Mathematica, so I've encountered a lot of problems. Most of them I've been able to solve with Google and with the help of my friends, but there is one that I can't find the answer ...
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Simplify and compare two complex polynomial formulas

I have two formulas about variance estimation given order statistics $X_{1}\leqslant X_{2} \leqslant ...\leqslant X_{n} $ from a random sample of arbitrary distribution. My simulation in R already ...
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Solving a trigonometric equation for all $x$ using constant coefficients

I want to find the coefficients $a$, $b$, $c$, etc. that make an equation like $a+bx=x$ true for all $x$, but for trigonometric functions of $x$. For example ...
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Is mathematica's right click menu customizable to add Simplify tools?

Mathematica provide Algebraic Manipulate palette for simplifying expression. But the palette window will always stay on top, which is quite annoying. Is is ...
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Simplify fractions and square roots

I would like to 'Simplify' Sqrt[5/6]/2 to Sqrt[5/24] I've tried to penalize Times and Rational using ComplexityFunction, ...
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Simplification behaviour of subscript expression: is this correct?

Why does the code (Mathematica version 10.0.2.0, Linux x86-64): Subscript[Subscript[S,i],j] Subscript[Subscript[S,i],j] // Simplify output the expression: ...
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How to simplify a messy integrand by integrating by parts

I have a function x[t] and a messy integral over t, containing x[t], ...
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Eliminate a variable from a differential equation and an algebra equation then collect the remaining variables

Recently, I am attempting to eliminate a variable from a differential equation (DE) and an algebra equation (AE), then collect the remaining variables as a new (grand) parameter. Actually, I have ...
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Translating syntax of a pure function

I have a matrix in complex exponential form. I want to factor out the complex exponential form and then express the inside in the a+i*b form. For example: \begin{bmatrix} e^{i \frac{\pi}{4}} ...
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Write trigs in terms of Cosine only

I have a long expression having terms that go in squares like Sin[x]^2 and Sin[x/2]^2 and so on... I would like to rewrite my ...
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How to impose Assumptions for a list of variables?

I've got an $Assumptions variable that I'd like to apply to my whole notebook, looking like so at the moment: ...
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Manipulation linear systems of equations

I have the following system of equations: i1 = ix - β*ib; i2 = (β + 1)*ib; i3 = ix + ib; vx = i1*Rc + i3*Rb; v1 = i2*Rϵ + i3*Rb; v1 = -ib*rπ; I tried using: ...
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inverting PowerExpand

Since I couldn't respond to the question "Can you give a situation in which you would want to do this?", I will post this situation as a new question. I am plotting a complicated expression with a ...
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What is the reason that $zz^*$ is not written as $ |z|^2$ sometimes?

For a general (complex) number $z$ I sometimes get terms that explicitly writes (for instance) $$2zz^*+|z|^2. $$ I should add that these expressions come from long calculations involving packages ...
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Show Factorial instead of Gamma in the result of RSolve

Now I wanted to solve for a recurring function with RSolve. Here's how I tried: ...
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How can I make Mathematica trigger the simplification of ArcCos[a]+ArcCos[b]?

According to this Wikipedia subsection my guess is that I should be able to convince Mathematica to return zero when doing ...