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

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Why is Log[8 E^(3 Log[0.5]) != 0 [closed]

My wife and I have tried to calculate Log[8 E^(3 Log[0.5]) on a TI-Nspire and we got the result -8E-14. We have changed th settings of calculation to Exact and the result was 0 (correct) If I use ...
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A single expression that performs substitution and simplifies a trigonometric form

I'm very new to Mathematica. I searched through the online documentation, but I don't understand why it realizes that $\sin(n\pi)$ for $n\in \mathbb{Z}$ is $0$: ...
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solve equation (or simplify) in real field still gives complex solutions (Solved)

Original post: I try to solve for this equations for $\sin\theta_1$ and $\cos\theta_1$, which should be a straightforward thing because it's nothing but a linear system ...
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Change a single letter changes the result

these two codes give different result. FullSimplify[a-b,Assumptions->a==1+y&&b==1+y-x] this give x ...
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Eigenvalues of a fourth-order ODE

Consider the following ODE for $y(x)$ over $x\in\left[0,\frac{1}{2}\right]$ with an eigenvalue $\lambda$ $\qquad 2x\,y''''+ 4y'''=\lambda\, y''$ The boundary conditions at $x=\frac{1}{2}$ are $y'\...
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Extract different part of a polynomial with square root $a(x)+b(x)\sqrt{c(x)}$

Say I have an expression like $a(x)+b(x)\sqrt{c(x)}+d(x)\sqrt{e(x)}+f(x)g(\sin(x))$, where a(x) to f(x) mean polynomials of $x, g(x)$ is a polynomial of $sin(x)$. I wonder how to extract the different ...
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Symbolically invert block matrix [duplicate]

In Mathematica, if I write something like: Inverse[{{a, b}, {c, d}}] I get the inverse: ...
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Remove radicals from denominator

Memo for the moderator. Sorry, I am new to "Ask a question". Is my writing correct ? Shall I receive a reply directly to my e-mail address or somewhere in the StackExchange? My question: I want ...
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How to obtain the linear terms of the expansion?

Consider the following function, which is actually linear on the going-to-expand points. I want to use Mathematica to expand the function near these points, and keep only the linear terms, i.e. the ...
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Verifying hypergeometric identity

By experiments, it's easy to convince ourselves that the following expressions are identical for positive integer $n$. ...
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Getting rid of redundant complex values with FullSimplify

Main Problem I have a function $f(x,y)$ such that $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$. However its expression contains redundant imaginary values and I have not been able to simplify it with Mathematica. The ...
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Expression arrange by base

I have an expression with multiple powers, for example N^α/(B*N)^β Any simplification like FullSimplify leads to $$ N^\...
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Simplifying solution to a third-order Boundary Value problem

I have been trying to solve a physical problem during which I reach the following third-order, Linear O.D.E. The solution I get using this expression is really messy. Is there any way to simplify it ...
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How do I collect different exponents together?

Suppose I have: ...
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Simplifying polynomial in one variable by substitution

I want to simplify a polynomial in variable $x$ with integer coefficients by substitution $x\to{x}/d$ so that the coefficients become smallest possible integers. Input: ...
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Simplifying expressions with variables that can only take specific values

I am having some trouble simplifying expressions where a variable can only take a number of specific values. As an example, suppose I have the expression: $ \lambda(m) = \frac{1+m}{2} \frac{1}{(a+b)} ...
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Simplifying the dot product [closed]

Why does the code D[x.x, x] /. {1. x -> x, x .1 -> x} gives 1.x+x.1, while ...
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Reorganize an expression such that specific expressions are evidentiated/factored

I want to rewrite an expression in a way that specific variables appear factored, like (x+y)(x-y). I know collect does something similar, but it only works if the factor you want to collect already ...
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How to simplify this hypergeometric expression?

How can I rewrite this expression in terms of a single Hypergeometric function? Is it possible? I think it is possible to convert this expression in such a way that ...
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Why does Mathematica miss some solutions for my integral?

When computing the integral of two orthogonal sine functions $\qquad \sin(n\,\pi\,x)\,\sin(m\,\pi\,x)$, where $n,\,m$ are integers > 0 Mathematica seems to miss the solution where $n=m$. I don't ...
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Simplify makes Mathematica forget that a matrix is Hermitian

Using Simplify with certain trivial assumptions makes Mathematica forget that a given matrix is Hermitian. See the minimal example below: ...
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making replacements when patterns don't match exactly

I want to simplified some mathematical expressions, and they are similar to ...
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Simplify seems to give wrong result [closed]

I have an very long expression named "Bug", which is made by different precision numbers. When I directly apply Simplify, it seems to give me a wrong result. However when I apply SetPrecision to set ...
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Dealing with positive power variables in Taylor expansion and assumptions

I would like to compute the Taylor expansion of monomials whose powers are nonnegative rational variables. First, here is a function which encodes the multivariate Taylor expansion at the points <...
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Abs[]^2 , Conjugate[], ComplexExpand[], and Simplify

I think this is a numeric problem but would like to see where it occurs. I create a complex rational polynomial as follows and make it a function of f ...
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Replace function and its derivatives by zero

If I try to replace the function u0 and its derivatives by zero in the following examplary expression ...
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How do I solve a cubic equation for values of x?

I have partially differentiated an equation w.r.t. x, see picture below, and want to isolate x in the equation to solve for a local maximum. Can I use Mathematica to get it on a cubic form? and how ...
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Forcing the simplification of ratios of radicals

Mathematica seems to have trouble with expressions like $$\sqrt{\frac{1}{x}} \sqrt{x}$$ Oddly, it doesn't have trouble with $$\frac{\sqrt{x}}{\sqrt{x}}$$ which will happily simplify to $1$ even ...
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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 ...