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Preventing Times[x,x] from becoming Power[x,2]

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  • Subject: [mg53661] Preventing Times[x,x] from becoming Power[x,2]
  • From: Josef Karthauser <joe at>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 06:37:48 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I was wondering whether anyone knows the answer to this one.

I've got a function, let's call it F[...]. If I enter F[s] F[s]
into mathematica it "simplifies" the resulting expression, making it
become Power[F[s],2].  Is there any way to prevent this automatic
simplification on F[] objects?

Josef Karthauser (joe at
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