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Strange behavior of Simplify
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 Subject: [mg40155] Strange behavior of Simplify
 From: Selwyn Hollis <selwynh at earthlink.net>
 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 04:12:27 0500 (EST)
 Sender: ownerwrimathgroup at wolfram.com
I've just run across the following strange behavior of Simplify.
(Using Mathematica 4.1.5, Mac OS X).
These first two commands work as expected:
Simplify[Exp[2*n*(Log[1 + t]  Log[1  t])]]
(1  t)^(2*n) (1 + t)^(2*n)
Simplify[Exp[n^2*(Log[1 + t]  Log[1  t])]]
(1  t)^(n^2) (1 + t)^(n^2)
But Simplify refuses to do anything with this:
Simplify[Exp[2*n^2*(Log[1 + t]  Log[1  t])]]
Exp[2*n^2*(Log[1 + t]  Log[1  t])]
Can anyone shed some light here? By the way, FullSimplify does the
same thing.

Selwyn Hollis
http://www.math.armstrong.edu/faculty/hollis
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