Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg51514] Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?*From*: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:20:16 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Uni Leipzig*References*: <cl4tg0$8g7$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, a) because only for real vaules youn get a^3 b) PowerExpand[(a^2)^(3/2) ] doesn what you want Regards Jens "Cole Turner" <REMOVEcole.tuner at liwest.at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:cl4tg0$8g7$1 at smc.vnet.net... > if I enter: > > FullSimplify [ (a^2)^(3/2) ] > > (in correct MATHEMATICA syntax, the program does not yield the correct > result, a^3 ... > > why is that? > > thanks! > -- > Johnny: [plugging back in the runway lights] > "Just kidding." > ('Airplane!', 1980) >

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>