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Re: Adding equations

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg14403] Re: Adding equations
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 15:10:08 -0400
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <703u1n$hup@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Lawrence Walker wrote:

> Is there a way to elegantly add (sub, mult, div) two equations?  Also is
> there an elegant way to add (sub, mult, div) an expression to both
> sides of an equation?

If you modify Equal as follows (as suggested by Roman Maeder) then any
Listable operations are automatically applied to both sides of any
equality:

Unprotect[Equal]; 

listableQ[f_] := MemberQ[Attributes[f], Listable]

Equal/: lhs:(f_Symbol)?listableQ[___, _Equal, ___] := 
   Thread[Unevaluated[lhs], Equal]

Protect[Equal]; 

Cheers,
	Paul

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