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Re: Forcing Re's to be Real
On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Daniel Lichtblau wrote: > I could not replicate your findings in any current version of > Mathematica (that is, version 3 or 4), Sorry, it appears to be that I'm using Mathematica 3.0 for Linux. (In the About box, there's a X 18.104.22.168 under the read line and the graphic of the box.) > although I got something along > the lines of what you say using version 2.2. The way to get the sort of > result you want (this is true in general, independent of version) is to > reverse the order of ComplexExpand and Re. In version 2.2: > > > In:= ComplexExpand[Re[Sqrt[1+I]]] > > 1/4 Pi > Out= 2 Cos[--] > 8 Okay, I discovered I put a space after the I when I wrote it with a radical sign, but that still doesn't help me do a graph of the function. I've tried ComplexExpand[Re[k[w]]], and Re[ComplexExpand[k[w]]].