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

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Strange evaluation of an sum involving binomial coefficients

I stumbled upon this problem while playing with Mathematica 10. Can anyone help me explain the following behaviour? I define a sum ...
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Simplify a composition of functions

How do I make Mathematica simplify, for example, (1-#&)@*(1-#&) into #&? Simplify...
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How to manipulate string parts?

Let's consider I have following string: "{a-> POR, b-> D610, c-> 0, d-> \"300/7\", e -> \"1/400\"}" How can I run over and update anything that is ...
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How to parse string to expression? [closed]

When trying to make a string an expression I see some wrong results: ...
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Simplified expression is different than original

I have a question regarding the Simplify command in mathematica. I am working with a 4 x 4 table called Eqs, filled with symbolic expressions. I then do ...
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Another square-root simplification problem

In a certain sequence of computations, sometimes I'll get an expression of a form such as Sqrt[u^4 + 4 u^6] which it is necessary to have converted "...
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How do I simplify Interval[{x,x}] to x? [duplicate]

How do I simplify Interval[{x,x}] to x ? Simplify and ...
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Applying functions repeatedly on parts of complicated expressions

I am dealing with expressions like $$ \textrm{expr}=5D_{4,1}\langle12\rangle\langle23\rangle\big(-\langle15\rangle^2\langle24\rangle\langle34\rangle + \langle14\rangle\langle15\rangle\langle24\rangle\...
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Simplify large fractions

Hi i'm quite new with Mathematica and i'm experiencing some problems with Simplify and FullSimplify. I'm dealing with a sistem ...
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Simplifying And of equality expressions

This expression does not automatically simplify to False: a == 0 && a != 0 ...
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Simplifying a product with indices by implementing a rule

I want to simplify a product of two operators including indices. Let's say my operators are $$ \mathcal{O}^{\mu \nu, \alpha \beta} = -p^2 \left( \eta^{\mu \alpha}\eta^{\nu \beta} + \eta^{\mu \beta} \...
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How to simplify D[(1/2).m.(X[t]^2), {X[t]}] [closed]

I would like to simplify the following expression: D[(1/2).m.(X[t]^2), {X[t]}]// Rationalize // FullSimplify // TraditionalForm This should evaluates to: <...
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Simplifying complicated fractions

I need to simplify a long expression with a denominator in the form of a+b. To keep it simple, let me replace the long expression with a short example: ...
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Is it possible to reach this expression using Mathematica's algebraic functions?

I know that this expression: -(m-2 r+b^2 (-7 m+6 r)) ((-m+r)^2+b^4 (-2 m+3 r)^2+b^2 (-3 m^2+10 m r-6 r^2))+(1+b^2)^2 m^3 Cos[t]^2 Is equal to this one: ...
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Simplify CubeRoot of meter cubes

Why Mathematica doesn't simplify CubeRoot of meter cubes to meters? r = Quantity[10, "Meters"]; v = 4/3 r^3 Pi; CubeRoot[% * 3/4 / Pi] returns ...
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Abs[Sin[4a]] not equal to 2Sin[2a]Abs[Cos[2a]] for a in [0,\pi/2]

I have a long expression which is not fully simplified because Abs[Sin[4a]] is considered different from 2Sin[2a]Abs[Cos[2a]] ...
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Simplify complex answer given by DSolve[]

I tried the technique in this question, but that did not work for the solution given by the MWE: DSolve[{f'[t] + f[t]*g[t] == h[t], f[0] == f0}, {f[t]}, t] How ...
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simplifying integrals for multiple exponentials

This is somewhat related to this question, but applied to products of Exp[]. For example, I have a symbolic expression containing terms like $Exp[\int_0^1 f[t]dt](...
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Is there an easy way to let mathematica print out every Erfc and InverseErfc as F and F^{-1}

Mathematica uses complementary error function and its inverse as functions for example when integral of a Gaussian is taken. Therefore, all output expressions of Mathematica involve Erfc and ...
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Is there a way to simplify a symbolic expression at assignment, once-for-all?

I have a series of symbolic function calls that could be greatly simplified using some assumptions. I think I would like for these assumptions to be used in the definition of the function so that they ...
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Pull out scaling factor from a denominator

How do I force mathematica to just pull out the scaling factor of 1/r from this expression. (a+b)/r edit: Sorry, perhaps my earlier formulation of the question wasn't clear enough. I would like ...
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Extract the divergent/bounded part of a certain expression

Consider I have a power series which is function of $x$. A part of this expression is bounded when $x->\infty$, some remainder is on the other hand divergent when $x$ goes to infinity. What is the ...
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Series identity with binomial coefficients [duplicate]

I have this apparently simple equation: ...
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Arrange equation in normal form

Is there a way, or if not, how could one define a function which takes an equation in any form (for example as given by FullSimplify): $$(A+X_0) x+By=3x$$ and ...
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Strange behavior when setting NumericQ of a symbol

It happens both in v9&v10. If you try this a^0 a^0 (1/a)^(3/2) a^0 (1/a)^(5/2) Mathematica returns 1 (1/a)^(3/2) (1/a)^(5/2) It's trivial. However,...
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Problem with Simplify, Sqrt, and Set: What's going on?

I am having some trouble getting Mathematica to simplify an expression of the form Sqrt[x]*Sqrt[1/x], where x>0. The problem is that x is assigned to some complicated form by the time Mathematica ...
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Force Mathematica to return numerical answer to (relatively) complicated differential function

I am trying to take the Laplacian of the LogDet of a 2x2 matrix that I call V\[ConjugateTranspose].V, and actually get a number out at the end. Why does Mathematica ...
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Isolating cross terms

I have a set of expressions that contains terms like $\frac{1}{(x + a + b)(c+d)}$. I would like to simplify the denominator so that products of $a,b,c,d$ are dropped, but $x c$ and $x d$ are kept. ...
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Why does Mathematica not restrict the domains of Rational Expressions?

As taught in High School Mathematics: $$\begin{array}{ccl} \left\{ {(x-3)(x+3)\over 5(x+3)} : \ x\ne -3 \right\} & \ne & \left\{ {x-3\over 5} : \ x\in\mathbb{R} \right\} \\ \left\{ {(x-3)(x+3)...
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FullSimplify missing trivial rewrite

I'm trying to understand why Mathematica fails to find the Stirling numbers in the second sum below: ...
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How to Simplify exponents?

I need to divide a Gaussian Mixture by it's widest component. When I do this, the exponents of the output end up a mess of terms in need of simplification, but ...
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Evaluating complicated trig without resorting to numerical methods

I have an angle theta given by Kx = (2/Sqrt[3]) ArcSin[Sqrt[3/10]]; Ky = (2/3) (ArcCos[(1/5) Sqrt[7/10]] - Pi); theta = Cos[ArcTan[Kx, Ky]]; This evaluates, by ...
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How to simplify cases given with Piecewise function?

MMA gives me an answer in the form $$ \begin{cases} f(k_1) & k_1=k\\ 0 & else \end{cases} $$ which is obviously just $f(k)$. Can I make MMA simplify this expression to $f(k)$? The ...
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Drop terms in expression

Suppose I have an expression of the this type: Quantity["Epsilonzero"] a (b + c Sin[ω t])^2 where t is time. I am interested in "extracting" the non time-...
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What am I missing!? Simple symbolic sum not simplifying

I'm VERY confused: in what universe is the following not zero? FullSimplify[2*Sum[Subscript[f, i], {i, 1, q}] - Sum[2*Subscript[f, i], {i, 1, q}]] Mathematica ...
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Simplifying terms in a Sum expression

I have a sum in the form of pure function s = Sum[f[k], {k, 0, # - 1}] & of perhaps complicated terms f[k]. The terms <...
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How can I simplify the result of a differential equation by using my own defined expressions? [duplicate]

I want to solve the following differential equation with mathematica: α β * w''''''[ξ] + ( 1 + α - p ) * w''''[ξ] + p/β * w''[ξ] = 0 The answer seems at ...
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Simplifying an answer returned by DSolveValue

Consider the IVP: $$x'=\frac92-\frac{x}{300+2t},\quad x(0)=0$$ Working the solution by hand, the answer is: $$x(t)=450+3t-\frac{4500\sqrt3}{\sqrt{300+2t}}$$ Entering code and then attempting to ...
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FactorialPower and Factorial

After some computation, I have obtained a function FactorialPower[1, n, -1]. Clearly, FactorialPower[1, n, -1] equals ...
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Simplifying square root expressions

I have read lots of questions on square root simplification on MMA, but I haven't really seen my problem posted (or understood a clear way to deal with this issue). I am simplifying some expressions "...
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Series expand root of quartic polynomial containing many real parameters and FullSimplify return `Indeterminate`

Using Mathematica I can get the Eigenvalues of the following matrix (using Quartics->True): ...
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TensorReduce not simplifying transpose for symmetric matrix?

I know Mathematica is not very good with symbolic manipulation of matrix expressions, but I was surprised to find that it can't reduce the following expression: ...
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Simplifying conditional expressions using assumptions does not work

I have a conditional expression f[x_] := x /; x ∈ Reals This works fine for normal numbers and symbols, e.g. ...
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How to simplify -a*z+a*z to 0 where “a” is an expression

Consider the following: a = 1+(x+y+z+u)^10000 (* Out[57]= 1+(u+x+y+z)^10000 *) e = -a*z+a*z (* Out[59]= z (-1-(u+x+y+z)^10000)+z (1+(u+x+y+z)^10000) *) How can ...
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How can I write a do loop as a table?

I have a do loop that looks like this: Do[a = -1; b = 1; c = n; d = a + b + c; Print[d], {n, 1, 12}] which gives the output: 1 2 3 4 5 ...
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Force a negative square root to be interpreted as an I

I have expressions like $$\sqrt{-\sqrt{1+x^2}} $$ how can I force mathematica to systematically rewrite this as $$i(1+x^2)^{1/4} \quad ? $$
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Simplify power of KroneckerDelta

Why doesn't Mathematica simplify the following expression: FullSimplify[KroneckerDelta[x,y]^3] Since KroneckerDelta only ...
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Replace expression, but only “outside” of a function [duplicate]

I have a horrid expression, which is basically a sum of exponents with coefficients. Here's a taste: What I want to do is to replace ks with another expression, ...
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Why is this evaluation halved when adding units?

Why does this strange behavior occur when dealing with units and quantities? ...
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Merge Roots of Polynomial

How can I make mathematica "merge" solutions of a polynomial by using $\pm$ instead of listing the two solutions fully with only one sign difference? In particular, I am looking to "compactify" the ...