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

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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Collect and simplify both the coefficents and the matched patterns

(This is a far tighter version of a previous question I asked) The problem with Collect is that while Collect[exp, pattern, Simplify] will simplify the ...
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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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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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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 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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Simplifying expression on power [closed]

I want to understand the behavior of Mathematica for the following code. ...
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Simplify function with normalized vector

I made a very simple case: testF[x_, y_, z_] = x^2 + y^2 + z^2 Simplify[testF[x, y, z]] If {x, y, z} is normalized, the simplified result should just be 1. How ...
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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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Simplify using functional equations

Is it possible to simplify assuming a functional equation, for examlpe to use that one function, g, is the invers of another, f. Simplify[g[f[x]], g[f[x_]] == x] ...
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Equation Simplification in Mathematica

I wonder if the following equation could be further simplified by Mathematica. There are $22$ Integrals involved and many of them are in the range $y_l$ and $y_u$. I would guess that at least those ...
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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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How Simplify and Assume can be combined on matrix products?

What I am trying to do is to simplify some expressions involving matrices! The problem is that Simplify[] considers the simplifications based on alphabetical order and everything is Commutative. For ...
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How can I get Mathematica to simplify $\Vert\{1,\sin(t),\cos(t)\}\Vert_2$ to $\sqrt{2}$?

Context Norm[{1, Sin[t], Cos[t]}] Norm[{1, Sin[t], Cos[t]}] // Simplify (* Sqrt[1 + Abs[Cos[t]]^2 + Abs[Sin[t]]^2] Sqrt[1 + Abs[Cos[t]]^2 + Abs[Sin[t]]^2] *) ...
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Why doesn't FullSimplify work properly on this?

I wish to simplify the simple expression fac[n_] := Sum[R^i, {i, 0, n}]; as much as possible for various $n$. FullSimplify or ...
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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 ...