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

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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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Efficient application of the fundamental theorem of calculus

How can the following definite integral be computed with Mathematica? $$ -\frac14\int_1^{\infty}\!\!\frac{\sqrt{-4 x^4-4 x^2 z-(y^2+z)^2}}{x (x^2+z)}\theta\!\left(-4 x^4-4 x^2 z-(y^2+z)^2\right)\...
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Simplification of logarithms

From the Wolfram functions web site it is known that $$\log(z_1)+\log(z_2)=\log(z_1z_2),\text{ for $z_1+z_2>0$}$$ In an answer to this question Alexei Boulbitch wrote a useful function ...
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Simplifying a differential equation acting on a product of functions

I have a function $f(x_1, \ldots , x_n)$ in $n$-variables that satisfies a fourth order linear differential equation (say $Df=0$). The function $f(x_1, \ldots, x_n)$ is of the form $f(x_1, \ldots, x_n)...
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FullSimplify output depends on symbol name

Using g rather than b as variable name changes output. As far as I know neither b nor g are restricted symbols. Can this be reproduced on other builds? Using Mathematica 12.0.0.0 on a Mac. ...
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Using FullSimplify to simply expressions involving differential operators

I am trying to simplify some long formulas involving differential operators in $n$ variables. For example, I want to simplify $$\left(\frac{\partial}{\partial x}-\frac{\partial}{\partial y}\right) \...
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Reduce system of nonlinear equations to one nonlinear equation

I have a system of nonlinear equations: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Simplifying sums and showing equality - limitations?

Is it possible to verify the following lhs,rhs involving the sums are equal, with Mathematica? I can verify it for individual values of $d$ variable: ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Fullsimplify output depends on variable order

Bug introduced in 5.2 or earlier and persisting through 12.0 or later Mathematica 11.3.0.0 (used on a Mac) seems to give different results when using FullSimplify. ...
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Make assumption for function with variable argument

I would like to assume that a>t[b_] for any b, such that e.g. Simplify[a>t[c]]==True. ...
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Substituting variables in an equation

I wanted to see what would happen if I took ...
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Convert Part of an Expression Using ExpToTrig

I'm wondering if there's a nice way to convert only parts of an expression, say exponential functions of varible $\theta$ to trig. The motivation is best descripbed by the following example. ...
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Time spent on a transformation exceeded 300 when solving the optimization problem

I have the code which shows below to solve an optimization problem, but it will show that it's over the time constraint of 300 seconds. Is there anyone who could help me solve it. Thanks. ...
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How to show the sign of an algebraic expression?

I defined a long expression ...
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How to simplify a three variables expression with Simplify?

I want to calculate the value of $\nabla\cdot\frac{1}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^{1.5}}(x\hat{x}+y\hat{y}+z\hat{z})$. I used the following syntax: ...
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How do I force this simplification?

I am trying to calculate:$$\epsilon_{ijk}n^iM1^j\epsilon^{lmk}n_lM2_m$$ Defining the vectors as: M1={M1x,M1y,M1z} M2={M2x,M2y,M2z} n={nx,ny,nz} and using ...
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Optimizing and Parallel Computing for Large Dyadic Intervals

I need help with the efficiency of my code i.e. less time so I can compute for large range of values. My function n[x] takes in a number x and outputs the ...
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How can I automate this tensor computation?

I am doing this work by hand, but it takes a lot of time and I make several calculation errors, so I was thinking to make Mathematica to calculate this for me, but I am stuck at the very beginning. I ...
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Simplify the cubic root of cube assuming real and positive variable

I know this is very simple but I couldn't find a reasonable solution for it in the archive. It seems that my Mathematica does not take into account the assumptions when it wants to simplify the ...