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On Mon, 20 May 1996, Rob Lopez wrote:

> I often encounter output of the form
> 	Out[1]= Sqrt[a^2] ,
> where I know a is real and positive, and therefore would like to see
> 	Out[1]= a .
> How do I get Mathematica to assume that all quantities are real? Real
> and positive? Can this be done globally, for an entire session?
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
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> Rob Lopez
> Department of Physics
> University of Chicago
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