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

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Inverse Laplace Transform difficulty

I am asked to find the inverse Laplace transform of: $$F(s)=\frac{2s^2+s+13}{(s-1)((s+1)^2+4)}$$ I did the partial fraction decomposition by hand and got: $$F(s)=\frac{2}{s-1}-\frac{3}{(s+1)^2+4}$$ ...
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I don't want Erf[x]

I would much rather have the expression remain as an integral rather than have Mathematica convert it into $\mathrm{erf}$. Is this possible? I always end up differentiating the $\mathrm{erf}$ ...
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Simplify does not simplify

I have this expression Simplify[2 wb Z - 2 w xiR^4 Zb - 2 xiR^2 Sqrt[(wb Z - w xiR^4 Zb)^2/xiR^4]] which is actually zero when just calculated by hand, with ...
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Force Mathmatica to simplify an ArcTan[]?

I understand that there are many solutions that will produce the same arctangent, nevertheless I really need a simplification: ...
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Root: Simplifying symbolic expression

I'm doing calculations with a lot of symbols, which don't always gives nice expressions. Now I have a solution with a Root-expression, where the coefficients are symbolic, e.g. ...
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Real part of a sum

I would like to take the real part of the following expression: Sum[(a[i] + I b[i]) r^i/(r^2 + z^2)^i, {i, 0, 2 n}] where all of ...
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Construct single InterpolatingFunction from a mathematical combination of other IF's

Let's say I have an interpolated function f, like I might get as the solution to an NDSolve: ...
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Collect distributed sums

I have another task that somehow should be trivial. Suppose I have the following expression $$ \sum_{i=1}^n \frac{2}{9} x_i + 2 \sum_{i=1}^n \frac{1}{9} x_i, $$ or in Mathematica-FullForm ...
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Expand “hierarchical” system of equations

I have a system for equations that is structured hierarchically: - Level 0: these are base variables that I can measure from a process (e.g. a,b,c) - Level 1: these are variables derived from Level 0 ...
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How can I match some parts of an expression?

Suppose I have an expression like Abs[x+I y]+Sin[Abs [c+ I (d+e)]], and I want to replace all expressions in the form of ...
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Simplify on a structured array

Why doesn't Simplify and FullSimplify operate on object generated using SymmetrizedArray? ...
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Is there a function for “flattening out” and setting to 0 an expression?

For example if I have some complicated expression (all variables are positive integers) but I want to multiply everything out so there are no denominators and then rearrange so that it is equal to 0, ...
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Simplifying symbolic multiple sums

suppose I have a multiple sum with an unspecified number of indexes: $$\sum_{i_1=1}^n \ldots \sum_{i_k=1}^n x_{i_1}\otimes\ldots\otimes \hat{x_{i_j}}\otimes\ldots\otimes x_{i_k}$$ with $x_{i_j}$ ...
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ArcTan[x,y] problems

I need an ArcTan[x,y] function that is continuous in (0,2 π) For the standard ArcTan function: ...
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Assumptions with patterns

I want that Mathematica assumes every symbol like Subscript[s,i] to be evaluate as a real and positive number. I have tried ...
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Why won't equal trig expressions simplify to the same form? [closed]

Trying to get Mathematica to do trig always stresses the hell out of me ... Why. won't. it. do. things?!? Why does ...
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Simplify the imaginary part [duplicate]

Friends, I want to evaluate this expression Simplify[Im[(20 + 140 I)*Lg + (7 + 140 I)*Ls], {Ls > 0, Lg > 0}] The output I get is ...
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Strange “Collect[…]” behaviour

I have a large expression which I need to simplify by pulling out a load of constant terms. Collecting terms seems to only work when the expression is expanded out, e.g. ...
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FullSimplify Produces Result that Includes Hold

In the course of developing a solution to Question 79183, I solved the equation ...
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Simplify with assumption of unknown function [duplicate]

I have an unknown multivariate function entry[x,y,z], which is positive. Then how to get FALSE and entry[1,2,3] in the following evaluations? ...
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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 show all terms of a (very) large expression which was cut by skeleton << >>?

I obtained a very large expression but I noticed that Mathematica omitted some terms and wrote <<1>> or <<8>> instead. I would like to see all terms in order to write rules that simplify ...
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Different results from Simplify and Reduce given inequality (x/y^2 != 0 && x != 0)

In: Simplify[x/y^2 != 0 && x != 0] Out: x != 0 && y != 0 However, if we use ...
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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 delete a pattern from String?

Having a string like : "{Aaaa -> a, Bbbb- > b, Cccc -> , Ddddd -> c, Eeeee -> , Fffff -> e}" I want to delete the parts that contain ...
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Strange evaluation of an sum involving binomial coefficients

I stumbled upon this problem while playing with Mathematica 10. Can anyone help me explain the following behaviour? I define a sum ...
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How to simplify this expression without this particular substitution?

I have the expression expr = -(m-2 r+b^2 (-7 m+6 r)) ((-m+r)^2+b^4 (-2 m+3 r)^2+b^2 (-3 m^2+10 m r-6 r^2))+(1+b^2)^2 m^3 Cos[t]^2 , to which I can bring to this ...
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Simplify a composition of functions

How do I make Mathematica simplify, for example, (1-#&)@*(1-#&) into #&? ...
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How to manipulate string parts?

Let's consider I have following string: "{a-> POR, b-> D610, c-> 0, d-> \"300/7\", e -> \"1/400\"}" How can I run over and update anything that is ...
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How to parse string to expression? [closed]

When trying to make a string an expression I see some wrong results: ...
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Simplified expression is different than original

I have a question regarding the Simplify command in mathematica. I am working with a 4 x 4 table called Eqs, filled with symbolic expressions. I then do ...
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Another square-root simplification problem

In a certain sequence of computations, sometimes I'll get an expression of a form such as Sqrt[u^4 + 4 u^6] which it is necessary to have converted ...
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How do I simplify Interval[{x,x}] to x?

How do I simplify Interval[{x,x}] to x ? Simplify and FullSimplify do not seem to do it.
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Applying functions repeatedly on parts of complicated expressions

I am dealing with expressions like $$ \textrm{expr}=5D_{4,1}\langle12\rangle\langle23\rangle\big(-\langle15\rangle^2\langle24\rangle\langle34\rangle + ...
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Simplify large fractions

Hi i'm quite new with Mathematica and i'm experiencing some problems with Simplify and FullSimplify. I'm dealing with a sistem ...
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Collecting and simplifying polynomials [duplicate]

I want simplify some expressions but also using an ordered form for a polynomial. Collect[..., Q, Simplify] should do the job, but sometimes the results does not ...
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Simplifying trig function

I'm trying to simplify a long expression of trig function. I'm not particularly good at trig identities or Mathematica, so this is turning out to be quite a task :( I tried Simplify, FullSimplify, ...
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Simplifying And of equality expressions

This expression does not automatically simplify to False: a == 0 && a != 0 ...
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Simplifying a product with indices by implementing a rule

I want to simplify a product of two operators including indices. Let's say my operators are $$ \mathcal{O}^{\mu \nu, \alpha \beta} = -p^2 \left( \eta^{\mu \alpha}\eta^{\nu \beta} + \eta^{\mu \beta} ...
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How to simplify D[(1/2).m.(X[t]^2), {X[t]}] [closed]

I would like to simplify the following expression: D[(1/2).m.(X[t]^2), {X[t]}]// Rationalize // FullSimplify // TraditionalForm This should evaluates to: ...
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Simplifying complicated fractions

I need to simplify a long expression with a denominator in the form of a+b. To keep it simple, let me replace the long expression with a short example: ...
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Is it possible to reach this expression using Mathematica's algebraic functions?

I know that this expression: -(m-2 r+b^2 (-7 m+6 r)) ((-m+r)^2+b^4 (-2 m+3 r)^2+b^2 (-3 m^2+10 m r-6 r^2))+(1+b^2)^2 m^3 Cos[t]^2 Is equal to this one: ...
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Simplify CubeRoot of meter cubes

Why Mathematica doesn't simplify CubeRoot of meter cubes to meters? r = Quantity[10, "Meters"]; v = 4/3 r^3 Pi; CubeRoot[% * 3/4 / Pi] returns ...
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Abs[Sin[4a]] not equal to 2Sin[2a]Abs[Cos[2a]] for a in [0,\pi/2]

I have a long expression which is not fully simplified because Abs[Sin[4a]] is considered different from 2Sin[2a]Abs[Cos[2a]] ...
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Simplify complex answer given by DSolve[]

I tried the technique in this question, but that did not work for the solution given by the MWE: DSolve[{f'[t] + f[t]*g[t] == h[t], f[0] == f0}, {f[t]}, t] How ...
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simplifying integrals for multiple exponentials

This is somewhat related to this question, but applied to products of Exp[]. For example, I have a symbolic expression containing terms like $Exp[\int_0^1 ...
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Is there an easy way to let mathematica print out every Erfc and InverseErfc as F and F^{-1}

Mathematica uses complementary error function and its inverse as functions for example when integral of a Gaussian is taken. Therefore, all output expressions of Mathematica involve Erfc and ...
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Is there a way to simplify a symbolic expression at assignment, once-for-all?

I have a series of symbolic function calls that could be greatly simplified using some assumptions. I think I would like for these assumptions to be used in the definition of the function so that they ...
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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 ...