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RE: Simplify[Abs[x],x<0]]

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  • Subject: [mg39307] RE: [mg39303] Simplify[Abs[x],x<0]]
  • From: "Florian Jaccard" <jaccardf at>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 04:40:41 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hello !

I don^t know why...
But I also notices that it is better to make your own "abs" :

This one is very good on real numbers !
but if you want to use for example FourierSeries or Laplacetransform, it is
better to use the following :

Meilleures salutations

Florian Jaccard
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-----Message d'origine-----
De : Uri Zwick [mailto:zwick at]
Envoyé : lun., 10. février 2003 07:08
À : mathgroup at
Objet : [mg39303] Simplify[Abs[x],x<0]]


Simplify[ Abs[x] , x>0 ] returns x.
But, Simplify[ Abs[x] , x<0] returns Abs[x], and not -x.

Why is that?


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