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Re: simple Simplify[] question


Ulf Saalmann 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?

Yes, the second result is correct only for positive a.
But, how to tell it Mathematica (Version 3.0)?
And how to tell Mathematica that a variable is real?

  Thanks
          Ulf  (us at atom.msi.se)


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