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

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Simplify and Sqrt, inconsistent behavior?

I have encountered some problems when using Simplify with expressions containing a square root and isolated a following test case ...
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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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Faster simplification of linear combinations of some specific functions

After some profiling I've found that my program spends most of its time in the simplification step. The program uses my simplification function many times (over different data). My calculation is not ...
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Using FunctionExpand to evaluate symbolic derivatives

Some symbolic derivatives of certain special function are not expanded automatically, but FunctionExpand often helps to get a derivative-free closed form ...
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FullSimplify Produces Result that Includes Hold

In the course of developing a solution to Question 79183, I solved the equation ...
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Faster way to perform SameQ[Reduce[…], Reduce[…]]

I'm have some expressions that I need to confirm the equality of. SameQ[Reduce[...], Reduce[...]] works like a charm for the more simple expressions, however when ...
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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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Transform an expression to remove the singularity

I have the expression Sin[c x]/c. Clearly it is undefined at $c=0$, but that is merely a removable singularity, since $$\frac{\sin(cx)}c=x\frac{\sin(cx)}{cx}= ...
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Simplifying expressions involving Divisible

FullSimplify[ Divisible[p^2 - 1, 24] , Element[p, Primes] && p > 3] Should evaluate to True, but I get ...
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Why does Mathematica show 4095/4096 terms in TrigExpand?

Clear[x, n]; expr = Cos[x]^(n - 2) (1 - Cos[x]^2 + Sin[x]); r=TrigExpand[expr] Where do those 4095/4096 comes from? It is correct, but it seems very strange ...
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Why doesn't Log[Gamma[]] simplify to LogGamma[] where it could?

I have been playing with various equations involving amount of permutations in relatively large sets. Easiest way to look at these is something like Log[10, bignumber!] . Often expressions, even ...
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Construct single InterpolatingFunction from a mathematical combination of other IF's

Let's say I have an interpolated function f, like I might get as the solution to an NDSolve: ...
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Simplifying symbolic multiple sums

suppose I have a multiple sum with an unspecified number of indexes: $$\sum_{i_1=1}^n \ldots \sum_{i_k=1}^n x_{i_1}\otimes\ldots\otimes \hat{x_{i_j}}\otimes\ldots\otimes x_{i_k}$$ with $x_{i_j}$ ...
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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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Extract common factor from vector or matrix

I can't believe this hasn't been asked before but I can't find anything. Is there a way to convince Simplify or FullSimplify to ...
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Apart for complex roots?

Let p[x] be a polynomial in x and consider the partial fraction decomposition of 1/p[x]. ...
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Better way to compute triple (or higher order) convolution

I have an identity that I want to verify. $$\sum_{i+j+k\ge ...
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Problems with Simultaneous Equation Solving

Let me first explain what I am doing and then I will explain the problem that I can't figure out. I am basically trying to solve 2 equations for 2 unknowns (a1 and ...
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Real part of a sum

I would like to take the real part of the following expression: Sum[(a[i] + I b[i]) r^i/(r^2 + z^2)^i, {i, 0, 2 n}] where all of ...
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Different results from Simplify and Reduce given inequality (x/y^2 != 0 && x != 0)

In: Simplify[x/y^2 != 0 && x != 0] Out: x != 0 && y != 0 However, if we use ...
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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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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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Building a ComplexityFunction based on the size of the expression output

I am experimenting with the ComplexityFunction of Simplify and came up with this one: ComplexityFunction->Function[e,Rasterize[HoldForm[e],"BoundingBox"][[1]]] ...
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Summing the probability distribution to 1 to convince myself

I have worked out a probability distribution and want to check its sum which is necessarily 1. First we write $$ r \triangleq \frac{(2 \lambda + \mu)^2}{2(\mu + \lambda)^2}, \quad s \triangleq ...
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Simplifying an inequality inside an answer by parts

I have the following piece of code where I'm evaluating a probability of a variable v being greater than some threshold under a Uniform distribution. ...
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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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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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How to simplify expressions

I read several similar posts but I have not found a solution yet. However, I think that my problem should be quite easy. So here we are. Relations ...
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How to prevent simplification of hypergeometric functions resulting from integrations?

Definite integrals from 0 to Infinity over a product of two hypergeometric (including exponential, trigonometric, hyperbolic, ...
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Is there a way to speed up Simplify and/or PolynomialReduce Modulus-> 2?

I'm trying to simplify a series of equations with at most 64 input terms. As the number of terms involved in the equations increase, the runtime seems to grow exponentially. Does anyone know of ways ...
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Strange “Collect[…]” behaviour

I have a large expression which I need to simplify by pulling out a load of constant terms. Collecting terms seems to only work when the expression is expanded out, e.g. ...
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How to simplify this expression without this particular substitution?

I have the expression expr = -(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 , to which I can bring to this ...
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How do I simplify Interval[{x,x}] to x?

How do I simplify Interval[{x,x}] to x ? Simplify and FullSimplify do not seem to do it.
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Simplifying trig function

I'm trying to simplify a long expression of trig function. I'm not particularly good at trig identities or Mathematica, so this is turning out to be quite a task :( I tried Simplify, FullSimplify, ...
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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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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\{ ...
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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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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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Computation doesn't Finish

I'm trying to solve some problem by the following code: ...
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Symbolic Tensor Algebra

I need to perform basic tensor algebra in order to double check some very complicated simplification. It's nothing fancy, it just has so many factors by the end that it's hard to tell if an error has ...
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Trying to Simplify an Expression

I'm trying to simplify an expression: ...
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Using assumptions when calling Simplify from Collect

I am quite new to Mathematica, so please be patient ;) I have a very long equation that I have to sort for powers of a variable called e and that I want to ...
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How to control factor gathering in Simplify

To make my results more readable, I need to make MMA gather terms differently. In this example, Simplify gathers terms by common z[]: ...
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Handling Accuracy and Simplifying

I have the following problem. I have a system of non-linear equations that I log-linearize around a certain point, let's call it point A, using a function that I ...
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Expanding Function Based on Congruence Classes

I'm trying to get Mathematica to expand $\quad \quad \beta_n=\sum_{r=0}^{n}\frac{\alpha_r}{(q^4;q^4)_{n-r}(q^4;q^4)_{n+r}},$ where $\alpha_r$ is an integer valued sequence that is given by ...
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Simplification of a complex-valued expression with purely real components

(I'm including all the information here, as I'm not sure how much of it is necessary to solve the problem. For a tl;dr skip to the bottom) I've been working on a problem involving calculating ...
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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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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 ...