# Tagged Questions

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

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### Understanding the symbolic solutions of a system of differential equations

I'm trying to solve a simple system of differential equations but get outputs i just cant grasp, they seem way overkill. Someone said it might be because mathematica interprits the constants as non-...
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### How to simplify to form without imaginary unit

I have an integral that I compute with Mathematica and as a result I get a seemingly complex expression (i.e. the expression contains the imaginary unit, $i$, at some places). However, if I try to ...
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### Simplify $\tan(\arctan(a) - \arctan(b))$

I want to simplify the expression $\tan(\arctan(a) - \arctan(b))$ to $\tfrac{a-b}{1+a\cdot b}$ (if $b \neq - \tfrac{1}{a}$). Right now, the output of ...
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### Force Mathematica 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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### Rewriting expression in terms of factor

I have two expressions: expr = (a - R)^2 (a + 2 R)/(2 R^3); factor = 1 - a^2/R^2; I would like to write expr in terms of <...
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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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### 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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### Simplify a expression with cos 2x

I would like to simplify the following expression : r Cos[γ[t]] + Sqrt[l^2 - r^2/2 + 1/2 r^2 Cos[2 γ[t]]] by using the mathematical expression : ...
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### Simplify With Assumptions Not Using Distributive Property Of Dot Product

Given the following expression Assuming[(n | d | t) ∈ Vectors[3, Reals] && n.t == 0, FullSimplify[(n + d).t]] Why does mathematica give me the below ...
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### Numerator not recognized

Here is a set of simple equations ...
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### Why doesn't a real variable's conjugate evaluate to itself?

I have this code (it's just a snippet to exemplify my issue): Assuming[Element[a, Reals],Conjugate[a]] Which results in the output: ...
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### Combining Cos[ ] terms

A function that is the sum of two Cosine terms of the same frequency x[t_] := a1 Cos[w0 t + b1] + a2 Cos[w0 t + b2]; can be simplified to a single ...
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### How to prevent extraction of constants from radical sign?

To me, the expression Sqrt[2]Sqrt[x] is more complex than Sqrt[2x]. But even if I merely input the latter, I get the former as ...
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### Unexpected behavior of SameQ [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica and I wanted to test the equality between 2 expressions using SameQ. I obtained the following result (note that I defined $r = \{x,y,z\}$, which is not shown below): It ...
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### What function can transform A*Cos[x]+B*Sin[x] to Q*Sin[x+R] form? [duplicate]

I've tried several functions related to trigonometric transformations, namely TrigFactor, TrigExpand, ...
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### Is this problem parametrically solvable or it can just be solved for specific $\sigma$ and $\theta$?

In order to solve This problem: What is the maximum value of coefficient fv with the constraint that the matrix is positive semi-definite?, I have used the following code (Determinant is computed by ...
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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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### 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 exponents,...
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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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### 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 ( a_{0}X_{k}+a_{1}X_{k}(\frac{k}{n})+a_{1}\sum\limits_{i=k}^{n}X_{i}\frac{1}...
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