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Re: suppressing certain simplifications

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  • Subject: [mg7582] Re: [mg7529] suppressing certain simplifications
  • From: "C. Woll" <carlw at>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 03:13:45 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, John Kiehl wrote:

> How can I prevent h*h*h being "simplified" to h^3?  
> Furthermore, how can I amend the Power[...] function to 
> behave in the following manner:   
> h^5 transforms into h*h*h*h*h
> More specifically, how can I get (h*g)^2 to be displayed as:
> (h*g)*(h*g).
> I'm playing with simple group theory where sometimes hg=gh 
> and other times hg=gh^(-1).

Hi John,

Why don't use use NonCommutativeMultiply (**) instead of normal


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