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

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Simplifying general solutions of differential equations (driven harmonic oscillator)

Solving general differential equations in Mathematica usually leads to somewhat unsightly results. As an example, consider the solution of the driven, damped harmonic oscillator: ...
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Simplification due to recognition of dummy indices in sums?

Today I noticed something weird concerning implicit sums. Apparently, Mathematica cannot recognize dummy indices as such and simplify accordingly. Consider: ...
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Mathematica doesn't simplify a simple expression

The question is simple as that. I have: ...
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Derive logistic choice probabilities symbolically

More generally, I am interested in learning what the current limitations of Mathematica are when using it for doing pure mathematics. A recent blog post by Stephen Wolfram (see: ...
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Expand Expression with Nested Special Functions [closed]

I am trying to study the following sequence for $a=1$, $n \ge 1$: $$\alpha_n=(1-aq^{2n})\sum_{j=0}^{n}\frac{(aq;q)_{n+j-1}(-1)^{n-j}q^{\binom{n-j}{2}}}{(q;q)_{n-j}(q;q)_j^3}$$ using Mathematica, where ...
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Mathematica 10 unable to Simplify[Cos[2 ArcCos[A]]]

Mathematica 10 evaluates Simplify[Cos[2 ArcCos[A]]] as Cos[2 ArcCos[A]], instead of the desired ...
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How to simplify an expression using a differential equation as an assumption?

I have a fluid dynamics flow described by a 3D velocity field such as u = {ux[x, y, z], uy[x, y, z], uz[x, y, z]} I want to calculate ...
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How to set products of small variables to zero

Say I have an expression which contains different product combination of very small variables, say, δA, δB, δC. I want to set all the products and all the ...
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Simplifying a b = 1 in non-commutative products?

Yesterday, I try to define some rules for non-communicative multiplication, here. I find some quite helpful rules, but things still do not work properly; the distributive rule can't be applied (e.g.: ...
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Expand a rational function in a one degree partial fraction, but not include a two degree expression?

How can I expand a rational function into a one degree partial fraction, and not include a two degree expression? For example, for Apart[] will get but I want the following result: What ...
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Simplify 2D polyhedral Regions like Interval

I don't think there's a built in "RegionSimplify" for polyhedral Regions and derived akin to how Interval automatically simplifies its argument expression: ...
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Write the equation as a polynomial in x and extract the coefficient of x^2 [closed]

I need help solving this problem. Thank you. (a*x^2 + b*x*Sin[y] + c*Sin[y])^2 + (a*Sin[y]^2 + b*x)^3 Write the above as a polynomial in x and extract the ...
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Custom simplification of symbolic definite integral with regards to bounds

I would like to rewrite symbolic definite integrals such that the bounds are always positive. For example : $\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x) \mathrm{d} x \rightarrow \int_0^\infty \left[ f(x) + f(-x) ...
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How can Mathematica help me to find a real radical expression for roots of this polynomial?‎

The polynomial P(x)=x^‎‏4‏‎-‎‏4‏x^‎‏2‏‎-‎‏2‏x+‎‏1‏‎ has ‎‏4‏‎ real roots (this can be clearly checked by plotting). But solving ...
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Why do I get Floor and Ceiling in my output despite my assumptions

I am trying to simplify the following expression. ...
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Why does Mathematica not simplify this expression?

Consider this simple example: ...
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Guiding Mathematica to perform specific simplifications

I would like Mathematica to cancel out a specific term as much as possible. One of my computations simplify to ...
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Simplify product of square roots

What assumption is needed to make both outputs equal to Sqrt[P^2]/2 ...
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What would be the inverse function for the following condition?

I tried the problem but i couldn't take above condition in question in terms of f(x)
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Want Wolfram|Alpha to assume $n$ is an integer [closed]

I would rather use Wolfram|Alpha on my iPad then Mathematica, so I need your answer to be applicable to W|A. I want to input a function or an expression in a way that Wolfram|Alpha will understand ...
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Trying to solve simultaneous equations based on format found on official website [closed]

$\def\1{x_1}\def\2{x_2}\def\3{x_3}\def\f{f(\1,\2,\3)}\def\bs{\bigskip}\def\b{\begin{pmatrix}}\def\e{ ...
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FullSimplify giving unexpected result

When I perform a FullSimplify on the list $$ \left\{-\sqrt{5-2 \sqrt{6}},\sqrt{5-2 \sqrt{6}},-\sqrt{5+2 \sqrt{6}},\sqrt{5+2 \sqrt{6}}\right\} $$ I get $$ ...
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Why does Mathematica simplify $x/x\to1$?

If I enter x/x, I get 1. Such behavior leads to this: Simplify[D[Sqrt[x^2], x, x]] 0 ...
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FullSimplify ratio of two gamma functions

I have the following input m = 2; Gamma[n + m]/Gamma[n + 1]; FullSimplify[%] It gives me 1+n For ...
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Restrict Mathematica command to what is inside parentheses

I have a bunch of expressions like this one: $\frac{e^{-\frac{7 J}{2 k T}} \left(2 e^{-\frac{2 g H \mu _B}{k T}}+e^{-\frac{g H \mu _B}{k T}}-e^{\frac{g H \mu _B}{k T}}-2 e^{\frac{2 g H \mu _B}{k ...
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Check for holomorphy of a function

Given a (rather complicated) function H(z), what is the best approach to check symbolically whether it is holomorphic? What I tried is checking explicitly the ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use Mathematica to obtain the correct simplified results? [closed]

I have a question on simplification: Given that ...
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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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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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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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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. ...