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Assigning a list to coefficients

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg13883] Assigning a list to coefficients
  • From: "Toshiyuki Meshii" <tm60 at cornell.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 02:55:23 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello,

How can I assign a list to a coefficient with an index? That is, I have
a list A which has data A={a1, a2, a3, ....., an}
all the components of A is numerical value. And I want to assign the
coefficients ci used in f[x_]=Sum[ ci * x ,{i=1,n}]
at the later stage to the list A.   How can I do it?

I want to do some work such as differentiating f[x] symbolically, so I
do not want to use A[[i]] in the Sum.

-Toshi



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