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I was wondering: how does one use the ForAll function in Reduce? In particular, I am looking for the set $\{w\in \mathbb{R}^2 | \forall x \in \mathbb{R}^2 : \left<w,x\right> \leq f(x)\},$ where $\left<,\right> $ is the inner product and $f: \mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^1$. Thank you!

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  • $\begingroup$ Maybe the example in this post will help. Otherwise, you will have to make the question more specific to get a useful answer. $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Apr 22, 2012 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ Uri, try to include a few more details about what you're trying to solve. $\endgroup$
    – Eli Lansey
    Apr 22, 2012 at 21:31

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This is a simple example. Suppose you have the following equation and you want to get the coefficients of it:

gl = a x^3 + b x^2 + c x + d == -x + (-3 + x) (5 + x^2);
Reduce[ForAll[x, gl]]

Your output will be:

d == -15 && c == 4 && b == -3 && a == 1
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Perhaps you mean something like this:

f[{x1_, x2_}, {y1_, y2_}] := x1 y2 - x2 y1
Reduce[ForAll[{x1, x2, y1, y2}, 
   {x1, x2}.{y1, y2} <= f[{x1, x2}, {y1, y2}]]]
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