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Re: Re: Simplify and Abs

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg54687] Re: [mg54640] Re: [mg54602] Simplify and Abs
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 01:29:11 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200502250618.BAA02358@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
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Strangely, though, the docs for version 5.1 say:

   FunctionExpand is automatically called by FullSimplify


Bob Hanlon wrote:
> FunctionExpand[Abs[p-1],p<1&&p>1/2]
> 
> 1-p
> 
>>From: Simon Anders <simon.anders at uibk.ac.at>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> 
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> 
>>Date: 2005/02/24 Thu AM 03:21:06 EST
>>To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>>Subject: [mg54687] [mg54640] [mg54602] Simplify and Abs
>>
>>can it really be that this is already beyond Mathematica?
>>
>>    In :=  FullSimplify[Abs[p - 1], p < 1 && p > 1/2]
>>
>>    Out := Abs[-1 + p]


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