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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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### How to make TransformationFunctions work with Simplify

Here is a transformation function that replaces f with a polynomial: ...
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### Eliminate a variable from a differential equation and an algebra equation then collect the remaining variables

Recently, I am attempting to eliminate a variable from a differential equation (DE) and an algebra equation (AE), then collect the remaining variables as a new (grand) parameter. Actually, I have ...
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### Write trigs in terms of Cosine only

I have a long expression having terms that go in squares like Sin[x]^2 and Sin[x/2]^2 and so on... I would like to rewrite my ...
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### Factoring rationals from equation based on digit complexity?

Consider an equation of the following type: ( poly = (3 x)/35 + (6 y)/7 ) == 0 If we apply the command Factor to this ...
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### Running out of memory when doing non-commutative arithmetic

I need to calculate particular coefficients of the composition of two power series in non-commutative variables. The code below which works fine truncates power series in degree $n=5$. For $n=6$ (the ...
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### DiracDelta of a function

If I have, for instance, FunctionExpand[DiracDelta[x^2+x-3]] it evaluates to ...
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### “Reduce” works fine for a non-linear system with 9 equations, but cannot solve it if 10 equations. Any ways to improve the code?

I am trying to solve a class of problems, which are basically about a solution to a system of non-linear equations subject to the constraint that some subset of solutions must be non-decreasing. I ...
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### Simplify Integer powers in inequalities

I have a fairly simple expression that I am surprised Mathematica (10.1) won't simplify ...
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### Simplification with absolute value

I have a long expression that has absolute values in the exponent. Some parts of the expression would clearly simplify if one assumes that the power is an odd or even integer. When I give one of this ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Simplify a series expansion including trigonometric expressions

I have the 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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### how to force TransformationFunctions

I have this function: F[z_, y_, θ_] = Sqrt/(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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Complex number manipulation

I want to simplify a complex expression like y * x * Conjugate[x] where y is a real number. Now mathematica is giving output as y x conjugate[x]. how can I get the answer as y abs[x]^2. "FullSimplify" ...
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### Sum over powers of roots of unity gives only partial answer

Mathematica seems to be unable to handle sums over roots of unity. For example, Simplify[Sum[Exp[2 Pi I a b/m], {a, m}], {b, m} \[Element] Integers] yields ...
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### FullSimplify does not simplify at all

I have some problems simplifying things with FullSimplify. Suppose a matrix ...