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Re: Re: Re: Re: Mathematica can't win against Tiger Woods


This is indeed mysterious and somewhat worrying but still one can deal with
it (though admittedly one would not want to have to do this sort of thing
very often):

In[78]:=
FullSimplify[(Sqrt[2] x/2)^2 Sin[x/2]^2,
  ComplexityFunction -> (Count[{#}, _Sin, Infinity] &)]

Out[78]=
  1   2
-(-) x  (-1 + Cos[x])
  4
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Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University
JAPAN
http://sigma.tuins.ac.jp
http://eri2.tuins.ac.jp


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>From: Leszek Sczaniecki <leszek2 at home.com>
>To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>Subject: [mg19888] [mg19877] Re: [mg19811] Re: [mg19765] Re: [mg19677] Mathematica can't win against Tiger Woods
>Date: Sun, Sep 19, 1999, 2:20 PM
>

> Or perhaps, for what
> technical reason it can do this simplification
>
> In[1]:= FullSimplify[(Sqrt[2] 1/2))^2 Sin[x/2]^2]
>
> Out[1]=
> 1/4 (1 - Cos[x])
>
> but fails here
>
> In[2]:= FullSimplify[(Sqrt[2] x/2))^2 Sin[x/2]^2]
>
> Out[2]=
> 1/2 x^2 Sin[x/2]^2
> ?


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