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simple Simplify[] question

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg19766] simple Simplify[] question
  • From: Ulf Saalmann <us at atom.msi.se>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 03:53:11 -0400
  • Organization: Stockholms Universitet
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com


 Hello,

 why gives Mathematica   
                                     2 3/2
      Simplify[(a^2)^(3/2)]        (a )  


 and not
                                      3
                                    a
 
 and how to convince Mathematica to do it?


 Thanks 
         Ulf  (us at atom.msi.se)


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