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Re: simple Simplify[] question

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg19821] Re: simple Simplify[] question
  • From: adam.smith at hillsdale.edu
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 01:37:02 -0400
  • References: <7rnkqn$emf@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

What you want is PowerExpand[] which does just what is says; it carries
out the expansion of the powers

In[6]:=
PowerExpand[(a^2)^(3/2)]

Out[6]=
a^3



In article <7rnkqn$emf at smc.vnet.net>,
  Ulf Saalmann <us at atom.msi.se> wrote:
>
>
>  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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