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# Questions tagged [simplifying-expressions]

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

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### TensorReduce causes “inhomogeneous dimensions” error

I want to use TensorReduce to realize the following property of wedge: ...
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### Expression with Boole

Let us have an expression for example, this: 2 (-1 + p) (3 - 4 p + 2 p^2) Boole[\[FormalX] == 1] - 9 (1 - 2 p + p^2) Boole[\[FormalX] == 2] ... For the whole ...
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### How to force Mathematica to give answer in certain functional form?

I want Mathematica to evaluate $$0=\psi (x) \left(\frac{k x^2}{2}-\text{En}\right)-\frac{\hbar ^2 \psi ''(x)}{2 m}$$ and give me answer in terms of the Hermite polynomials but it gives me result in ...
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### Simplify product of cosh and sech expressions

I would like to simplify a product of hyperbolic cosine and hyperbolic secant functions, with the key simplifying assumption being that the two are inverses of each other. This sounds like a silly ...
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### Substituting and exponential term by another expression

I would like to do, in every calculation that I perform, the following substitution: $e^x -> (1+x)$. That is, every term with an exponential should become the Taylor series to the first-order ...
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### Reduce system of nonlinear equations to one nonlinear equation

I have a system of nonlinear equations: ...
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### How to split the expressions into four parts include the coefficients of Sin[x], Cos[x], and Exp[x], respectively?

Given three expressiones as ...
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### Vanishing with the derivative terms in perturbation theory

Following the question in here, now I would like to make the terms with derivatives to vanish. To shortly explain, given a variable decomposed as follows: $a(t,r) = a(r) + \delta a(t,r)$ in my long ...
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### Simplify a series expansion including trigonometric expressions

I have the expression ...
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### Strange behavior of Apart

Here is a piece of sad comedy based on some Apart behavior. Is there a way to make Apart do the expected step? Consider a very ...
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### Simplify rules with variable number of arguments

Problem How to simplify the following rules? The rules simplify (single, double, triple ...) summations of Kronecker delta. Replacement should occur if any summation and the Kronecker delta share an ...
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### Assuming that only the 2nd order terms are zero

I am dealing with first-order perturbative theory, that is, any variable may be decomposed as $a = a + \delta a$ and the same would occur with several different variables, let's say, $b$ and $c$. ...
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### expression containing radicals of imaginary numbers

I can't bear an expression containing radicals of imaginary numbers, in case it can be expressed as in terms of radicals of real numbers only. For example, I can't bear the expression Sqrt[2 + i] ...
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### Exponentiation with parentheses

Why doesn't the following always simplify to 0? Simplify[a^(b c) - (a^b)^c] If we Assume a...
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### WolframScript not simplifying output

I'm trying to multiply a matrix and a vector (imported from a csv) in Wolframscript to speed up a process normally done with Mathematica notebooks. This is my first time using Wolframscript, however, ...
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### Assumptions with conditions

How does one specify the assumption that a function is real for real arguments? Compare Simplify[Re[I f[x]], Assumptions -> f[x_] ∈ Reals] ...
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### Simplify appears to give different results

I have an issue with Simplify (and FullSimplify) giving a different numerical expression to the pre-Simplified expression. The function is an alternating sum of trigonometric quantities: ...
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### How to simplify an expression with no constraints?

Simplifying expressions on Mathematica is a recurrent topic. However I found myself stuck with this one: Solving an rational equation on Mathematica gives me the following expression: ...
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### Output of Reduce + Simplify

I'm using Reduce to solve some equations and then simplify to eliminate some undesired results. The problem is that, when I apply Simplify, it messes with my output from reduce. As an example: ...
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### Mathematica not simplifying rational powers in complex expressions

I have the following expressions and I would like to obtain a final result purely in the real domain. ...
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### Correct way of simplifying the result of an integral

Many times Mathematica gives enormous results to simple problems. One uses the program more for trouble than for not knowing how to solve the problem. As an ejemplo I present this integral that ...
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### how to force TransformationFunctions

I have this function: F[z_, y_, θ_] = Sqrt[3]/(2*π)*w^2/z^2 * Exp[-w^2*(θ^2/z - 3*y*θ/z^2 + 3*y^2/z^3)] I want to calculate ...
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### Simplify part of an expression produced by solve

Mathematica outputs an answer using Solve[] but it is not as simplified as it can be. By manually arranging this expression I know that the parts I've highlighted in yellow can actually be simplified ...
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### How to remove the Riemann tensor derivatives using Bianchi identity?

For the third-order Lovelock gravity, after varying the Lagrangian versus the metric, I found some derivatives of the Riemann tensor which should not be appeared. How can I remove them? Maybe using ...
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### Distribute dot and multiplication on a sum

I have a simple problem, I would like to get the following: In= Distribute[a.(b+c)*d] Out= a.b*d+a.c*d Meaning that I would like the dot product and the ...
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### How to get rid of these matrices?

I have divided a complicated Lagrangian to some separated terms to be able to Simplify it. The thing is, in the general case (non-divided Lagrangian) the problem is ...
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### Factoring the square of this polynomial?

I have a polynomial $$\frac{b^4}{a^4}-\frac{2 b^2}{a^2}+1$$ and I want to complete the square to get this kind of expression: $$\left(1-\frac{b^2}{a^2}\right)^2.$$ I had try: ...
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### Simplifying symbolic expression with Heaviside step function

When inputing Integrate[HeavisideTheta[s - t], {s, 0, 1}, Assumptions -> {t > 0}] Mathematica correctly simplifies if to -(-1 + t) HeavisideTheta[1 - ...
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### Solving 2D convection-conduction equation via using Fourier integral transform: the disappearance of the convection term?(with code)

I am currently solving a 2D convection-conduction equation. The convection is only working on the x direction. The governing equation and its associated conditions are given as where T is the ...
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### x DiracDelta[x] simplifies to 0, desired or a bug?

Bug introduced in 5.0 or earlier, persisting through 12.0. I encountered this when trying to answer this question: x DiracDelta[x] // Simplify (* 0 *) Is this a ...
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### How can I change Simplify

I have an application where I strongly prefer $1+\frac{3}{2+3x}$ over $\frac{5+3x}{2+3x}$, and $\sin(2x)$ over $2\sin(x)\cos(x)$. In general, I prefer to minimize the number of occurrences of the ...
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### Expression manipulation

How can one write $\frac{ad+bc}{bd}$ in $\frac{a}{b}+\frac{c}{d}$ form? In other words, is there something opposite of Together[]? Edit My intend was to write <...
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### Factor a polynomial Root into Roots of smallest possible degree

Suppose I have a polynomial Root representing an algebraic number. I want to represent it as a product of several polynomial Root...
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### Identify complex expression and replace

I'm having trouble finding a way (if there is) to analyse an expression, identify a complex pattern in it and then replace it with another thing. I think it will be easier to explain my problem with ...
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### Implementing global Assumptions [closed]

Why do the following commands \$Assumptions = {Element[x, Reals], x > 0}; Solve[{x^2 == 1}, {x}] Solve[{x^2 == -1}, {x}] give ...
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### Find RSolve solution reflecting special structure of DifferenceRoot[Function[{\[FormalY], \[FormalN]}

RSolve yields a large (multi-page) solution (LeafCount=25891) containing a number of 7F6 (and higher) hypergeometric functions when applied to ...
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### Completely expand and simplify logical expressions?

Consider a logical expression such as expr = (a == b + q - w || c == d) && (q + c - d == w || e == r); I wonder if there is a function that would ...
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### FullSimplify not finding trig substitution with other terms present

Consider the following: FullSimplify[Cos[x - y - z] + Cos[x + y + z] + 1] Mathematica simply returns the exact expression with no simplification. However, if I ...
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### How to speed up xTensor simplification?

I need to compute a variation of the 4th rang symmetric tensor. I've written a code that successfully computes it, but when I use the resulting tensor to compute the second variation the ...