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

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eccentric anomaly expansion equation

I try to use this simple algorithm (paper) to calculate the Eccentric Anomaly expansion: ...
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Simplifying a symbolic product of rational powers

I'm trying to symbolically evaluate a lot of equations that can consist of up to 10 parameters. The form of these expressions is a product/quotient of rational powers of the mentioned parameters, ...
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Simplify expression by restricting variable to be integer [on hold]

I have an expression $$\sin [2 n \pi]$$ here $n$ is an integer. How can I let mathematica know $n$ is an integer, so the expression is simplified into $0$?
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What is taking so long in this simplification?

I killed this after 48 hours, it did not seem to be getting anywhere. In the best of all possible worlds it would spit out n!. If I put the summation in a function it does compute factorials ...
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Some question on “Reduce”

Is this my mistake? I am trying to solve ...
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Expanding derivatives of hypergeometric functions

Sometimes Mathematica expresses results of integration or summation in terms of symbolic derivatives of Hypergeometric2F1 function, and cannot further simplify ...
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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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Taking inverse powers of an expression to that power [on hold]

I'm finding a curious behavior for Mathematica 8. The code (x^3)^(1/3) does not want to Simplify or FullSimplify. I'd prefer not to make a rule for this, because ...
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How to combine the sum of two rational polynomials into a single rational polynomial [on hold]

I have browsed the web and found no information. I have two rational polynomials $f1(x,y)$ and $f2(x,y)$. When I perform f1 + f2, I always get two separate ...
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Inconsistent behavior of Assuming[] in combination with Simplify[]

The following integral gives the correct result ...
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Efficient way to give symbolic elements symmetry

I have a symbolic expression that represents a set of operators. These operators have quite a bit of symmetry to simplify expressions: ...
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Infinite expression encountered when simplifying ArcTan sums although the result is finite

If I attempt to simplify the sum ArcTan[1/x] + ArcTan[x] with ArcTan[ Simplify[ TrigExpand[ Tan[ ArcTan[1/x] + ArcTan[x]]]]] ...
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Is this a bug in FunctionDomain (V.10)?

I used FunctionDomain[1/(x^3 + 1), x, Complexes] and got 1 + x^3 != 0 Is this a bug in FunctionDomain (V.10)? Can I receive $x \neq -1$, $x \neq ...
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Expand 2f[x] to f[x]+f[x] (Simplify sums of ArcTan)

I'm trying to simplify an expression with sums of ArcTan, for which I've written a transformation rule that works for simple sums, so that ...
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Simplify system functions

Consider the code defining two constants: a=Cos[t] b=Sin[t] Suppose that we have another value in terms of Cos[t] and ...
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FullSimplify with assumptions

Is there a way to write a FullSimplify at the end of the line with some assumptions? That is, if I write a^2+b^2+2 a b //FullSimplify[...] is there any way to ...
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Simplifying (A+B)* C doesn't work [duplicate]

This is simple, but it doesn't work: In[1]=FullSimplify[(A0 + B0) C0] Out[1]=(A0 + B0) C0 which should be: A0 C0+ B0 C0 It ...
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Simplify results further

I have an extremely long result in polynomial form following some matrix operations. However, given the symmetry of the problem, I can safely say that the solution will reduce much further than is ...
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How to evaluate Floor[1/2 + Arg[z]/(2π)] with Re[z] > 0

I want to do a series expansion of an expression containing Gamma functions with specific arguments. An example is the following: ...
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Assumptions for simplifying a long equation

I'm having trouble combining assumptions with the execution of Simplify in a long equation. The idea is to separate imaginary and real parts of a complex equation. ...
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Simplification of (Co)sine of a sum

I have a huge expression with (Co)Sine of a sum like Cos[[Theta] - 2 [Phi]] (after using \Simplify). I wanted to know if it exists a function which forces Mathematica to express the result in terms of ...
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Transform Root objects into Trigonometric expressions

Consider the Root objects roots = Table[Root[-1 + 27 #1^2 - 162 #1^4 + 243 #1^6 &, i],{i,1,6}] These can be expressed in terms trigonometric functions as ...
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Simplifying trig expressions containing Sqrt or Abs

The following Maple code can simplify abs(sin(x)) into -sin(x) given the condition ...
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Converting expressions to “edges” for use in TreePlot, Graph

This question is similar to this: Nested list to graph. How to "flatten" an arbitrary expression, eg expr = a[b[c, d[e][f], g], h] to a list of key-value pairs ...
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strange result with trigonometric triple integral [duplicate]

I'm defining functions e[k_, t_] := Cos[Pi (k - 1) t] cosIntRaw[k_, l_, m_] := Integrate[e[k, t] e[l, t] e[m, t], {t, 0, 1}] cosInt[k_, l_, m_] := Assuming[Element[{k, l, m}, ...
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How does Mathematica interpret a expression?

I'm a beginner to Mathematica. I'd read several document. But I still have a problem. For example, every expression in Mathematica are of the form ...
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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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Unexpected result from FullSimplify

In the following simplification why doesn't Mathematica get a zero when asked to compute "Y-Z" eventually? ...
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Add rational linear expressions

I want to set work for my 17 year old calculus students and have access to Mathematica 7. I aim to create a worksheet with rational expressions which they will then decompose into partial fractions. ...
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Choosing a branch of the square root when performing a series expansion

I have the following problem. Consider expression f=Sqrt[(x-2y)^2] There is an obvious ambiguity in the definition of f ...
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Join all square root expressions?

Sometimes I observe Mathematica produce expressions exactly like the following after a simplification step: $$\frac{a+\sqrt{-(1-b)}\sqrt{\frac{1}{b-1}}}{\sqrt{c}\sqrt{\frac{1}{c}}}$$ Now, any ...
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Simplifying an expression containing radicals

Now I'm trying to use Mathematica to simplify an expression like this: $P \sqrt{-P + \sqrt{M^2 + P^2}} + \sqrt{(M^2 + P^2) (-P + \sqrt{M^2 + P^2})} - M \sqrt{P + \sqrt{M^2 + P^2}}$ where ...
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Why is 1. x (Times[1.`, x]) not simplified to x?

This is maybe a silly question, but I could not think of any logical reason why it is not simplified automatically. I was working with a big linear equation system with some constrained inequalities ...
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Inequality test returned unevaluated

I tried, Refine[Sin[k]^2/(k^2 + k + 1) < 1/(k^2), Element[k, Integers]] $\frac{\text{Sin}[k]^2}{1+k+k^2}<\frac{1}{k^2}$ It returns unevaluated. I ...
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How to obtain a useful answer from integration when Simplify is insufficient?

I have been trying to integrate a function AND get an output that is sufficiently simple as to be usable. Simply using the Simplify and ...
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Symbolic manipulation of the moments of an unknown distribution

I'm curious as to whether it's possible to get Mathematica to simplify/manipulate/expand basic expectations, conditional expectations, sums of random variables, etc. A simple example might be: ...
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Simplify square roots

If I simplify an equation like Sqrt[A^5]+5*Sqrt[A^3]-Sqrt[A] then I get (A^2+5A-1)*Sqrt[A] with no problems. But when I need to simplify Sqrt[(A^5) (1 + a) ] + 5 Sqrt[A^3 (1 + a)] - Sqrt[A (1 + a)] as ...
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Is it possible to simplify a trigonometric expression only in terms of $\cos (u)$ OR $\sin (u)$?

I want to expand the following expression into powers of $\cos(u)$ only: a1 + a2 Cos[2 u] + a3 Cos[4 u] + a4 Cos[6 u] The answer that I want (and which I found ...
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Can I simplify an expression into form which uses my own definitions?

This seems like a simple thing to do, but I couldn't find anything relevant from Mathematica documentation. So suppose I have an expression: a*b/(a + a*Cos[a/b]) ...
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Rewriting one expression using a variable representing another expression [duplicate]

I have two expressions: w1 = (a+b)/c^2; w2 = (a^3 + 3 a^2 b + 3 a b^2 + b^3)/c^6; How can I ask Mathematica to try to find an alternative expression for ...
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Why Doesn't Mathematica Simplify Combinations of Quotients? (Integer Division)

I stumbled across this as part of a more complicated formula but it can be shown very simply: ...
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FullSimplify assumptions for function body

I'd like to pass an assumption to FullSimplify so whenever it gets a function that is squared and square rooted would return me only the function body, without ...
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Strange behavior of Reduce with a cubic equation

This equation: $(\frac{-a}{x})^2=\sqrt{\frac{1}{x}}$ at $a > 0$ and $x > 0$ has a clear solution $x=a^{4/3}$, doesn't it? However, ...
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FullSimplify inconsistent

I'm having problems using FullSimplify to simplify a differential equation. The expression is simplifying just as I would like when I express a variable ...
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Place symbols from small to big

I am wondering how to compare the different values of ω I derived in this code, and place them in order as follows. (use Print ...
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Simplification of linear algebra [duplicate]

I have a few vectors defined as V1 = Array[v1,3] V2 = Array[v2,3] V3 = Array[v3,3] And I am trying to solve a very simple equation along the lines of ...
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How can I separate two parts of power of Exponential functions?

How can I separate two parts of power of exponential functions in Mathematica? I have an expression similar to this one: a*b*Exp[u+v]+c*Exp[u] I want to set ...
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How to simplify an expression into the sum of small fractions

I'm trying to simplify the following expression $$\frac{n.r \ p.q - (n.p + n.q) (p.r + q.r)}{(n.p + n.q)\ p.q}\to \frac{n.r}{n.p+p.q}-\frac{p.r+q.r}{p.q}$$ When I put it into Mathematica and use ...