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Re: Simplifying=> Sqrt[Meter^2/Second^2]

  • Subject: [mg2990] Re: Simplifying=> Sqrt[Meter^2/Second^2]
  • From: j-guyer at (Jon Guyer)
  • Date: 19 Jan 1996 11:10:29 -0600
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  • Newsgroups: wri.mathgroup
  • Organization: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Sender: mj at

In article <4dksvr$h5q at>, justin at wrote:

>Does anyone know if mathematica can be "taught" that an
>expression of the Sqrt[Meter^2/Second^2] is equivalent to and should
>be simplified to Meter/Second?

PowerExpand[Sqrt[Meter^2/Second^2]] should give you Meter/Second, but I
don't know about "teaching" Mma to do it automatically.

Jonathan E. Guyer
Dept. of Materials Science                         Zairyoo Kagakka
Northwestern University                        Noosuesutan Daigaku

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