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

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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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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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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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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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Inconsistent behavior of Assuming[] in combination with Simplify[]

The following integral gives the correct result ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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Working with means and variances

My goal is to work out on the following equation: $$Mean(P)(1-Mean (P))\left (h + (1 - 2 h) (1 - \frac {Var (P)} {Mean (P) (1 - Mean (P))}) (1 - Mean (P)) + \frac {Var (P)} {Mean (P) (1 - Mean ...
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Factor vector out of a matrix

I am wondering how to factor a[1],a[2],...,a[4] out of sim so that I can write sim as the ...
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Taylor expansion of function of vectors—simplifying the output

I've got a real-valued function of several vectors $f(u,v,w)$ formed by taking scalar products of linear combinations of the vectors, I want to Taylor expand around small $v$ by writing $$f(u,\delta ...
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Do not understand expression returned by FullSimplify

Why Mathematica returns (sec x)^2? (Tan[x]^2 + 1 - Sec[x]^2)/(Sin[x]^2 + Cos[x]^2 - 1) // FullSimplify Sec[x]^2 Because ...
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Finding simpler implied formulas while preserving contradiction

I have two Presburger formulas A and B such that A∧B≡False. From these I need to find "simpler" formula A′ (as simple as I can make it) such that A→A′ and A′∧B≡False. Is there any simple way to ...
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Can you tell (Full)Simplify to introduce a case distinction?

I got this term¹ as a partial result $\qquad\displaystyle T = -1 + (-1)^{\frac{1}{3} \cdot (1 - 2 n)} - (-1)^{\frac{2}{3} - \frac{4 n}{3}}$ which Mathematica refuses to (full)simplify further, even ...
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Simplify with Assumptions Sqrt[(expr)^2]

While trying to simplify expressions in the form Sqrt[(expr)^2] when expr>0 I noticed a peculiar behavior that was not ...
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How to choose a solution of a differential equation?

I am trying to solve the following differential equation: ...
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Simplifying fractions

What ComplexityFunction (or other technique) can I use to have Mathematica pull things out of fractions? I have a rational function of several variables and I'd ...
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How to simplify power series in terms of functions

For example, after some computations mathematica outputs $$ \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{k g_k z^{k+4}}{(1-z)^3} $$ and we assume that $$G(z)= \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} g_k z^k $$ so the question is: how ...
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Simplifying expression on power [closed]

I want to understand the behavior of Mathematica for the following code. ...
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TeXForm without simplification

I'd like to be able to feed an expression into Mathematica, and have Mathematica convert that expression to TeXForm WITHOUT ANY SIMPLIFICATION WHATSOEVER. As a trivial example, currently, if I enter ...
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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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Substituting a function in the output

I have to calculate the derivatives of the function K defined in the code: ...
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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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How to get mathematica to simplify a result

I have the following output $\text{Li}_2\left(3-2 \sqrt{2}\right)-4 \text{Li}_2\left(-1+\sqrt{2}\right)$. This turns out to be equivalent to $\displaystyle\log^2(1+\sqrt{2})-\frac{\pi^2}{4}$. How ...
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Mathematica not recognising closed forms as specific values

I have a Mathematica program that outputs a piecewise function, and some parts of the expression are not being recognised as specific numbers when using ...
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Get Cos[2 x] in “Solve”

My goal is to get an analytical solution of x ( $\lambda$ in the problem), when $\epsilon$ (f[x] in the problem) is maximum (use inverse form). I found that if I can use trigonometric identity ...
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Solve never terminates with simultaneous equation set

I have the following set of simultaneous equations that I want to solve symbolically. The two unknowns are $a$ and $d$. $a=\frac{c*(d/10)}{1 + (f/130) + (d/50)} - \frac{a}{1 + (a/100) + (d/100) + ...
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Always the same problem with Conjugate [duplicate]

I want to compute something like : ...
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Cancelling units in two-argument ArcTan

Consider ArcTan[3, -3] (* out: *) -Pi/4 ArcTan[3 a Sin[t/2], -3 a Sin[t/2]] (* out: *) ArcTan[3 a Sin[t/2], -3 a Sin[t/2]] However, we can fix the ...
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Problems using hand-made transformation functions

I experience difficulties when using custom transformation rules. Below I give two concrete problems. I am interested in fixing each of them and in understanding what is wrong with my attitude to the ...
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Is it possible to obtain vector differentiation results in terms of vectors rather than components? [duplicate]

When doing certain operations on vectors in Mathematica it is quite desirable to convert the results back into coordinate-free notation. Unfortunately, after going through the Documentation Center and ...
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How to simplify or improve my code (or how to Flatten inside the matrix)?

I believe that it may be simplified, but I have no ideas anymore.. I need to flatten inside each element of array. F.ex. {{1}, 128552, 6, 1} ---> {1, 128552, 6, 1} Input data (Z - requests, t - ...
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Impose an specific Trigonometric expansion with TrigExpand

Is there a way to impose in mathematica an specific trigonometric expansion with TrigExpand? I have various double-angle expressions for cosine and sine in my ...
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How to make Mathematica Simplify?

Let us define r1 = 1;r2 = 2; and ...
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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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Mathematica won't simplify the expression with obvious common factor of a fraction

I have an expression obtain from an integral, which is: Integrate[ϵ^2/Sqrt[(ϵ - u)^2 + Δ^2], ϵ] // FullSimplify The denominator and numerator of the result have ...
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Factor a Vector

Does there exist a function in Mathematica that simply takes out a common factor from a vector/list of expressions? This seems like such a simple operation that I am surprised that I could not find it ...
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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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Log does not reduce expressions [closed]

When solving an analytical expression, I need to take the Log of something. However, Mathematica seems unable to reduce a simple Log of an exponential: ...
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Simplify looks ugly [closed]

I use Simplify mostly to make expressions look neat. However, Mathematica often does not produce expression in, what I consider, the optimal way. Look at this: ...
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Force multiplication by a single factor [closed]

I have an expression that Mathematica decides to return in the general form: y = f ( a/f + b/Sqrt[f + 2] + c*f^2/Sqrt[f + 2]) (actually my expression is much ...
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Resolve a conditional expression including exists and forall

I don't know the Resolve function exactly, especially when involved with Exists and ForAll, ...
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Why does Simplify[b-a] give -a+b and not b-a?

Simplify[b - a] results in -a + b. I prefer b - a, which is a bit simpler (3 symbols instead ...
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Simplifying complex expressions

I'm trying to work with complexes and I want Mathematica to know that all variables are real unless I explicitly assigned the variable with an I so I wrote: ...
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Simplify rearranges equations?

I've been using Simplify/FullSimplify to simplify some nasty equations, and by and large it does well but sometimes it rearranges equations in an unhelpful way. ...
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Find the coefficients of a set of expressions in partial-derivatives [closed]

Is there a way to find the coefficients of these (terms within the square brackets) expressions using mathematica? \begin{align} \hat{l}^2=&\sum\limits_{a=1}^{4}\left[\left(\frac{\partial ...