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Trigonometric simplification

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  • Subject: [mg68838] Trigonometric simplification
  • From: carlos at
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 03:27:32 -0400 (EDT)
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As an intermediate result of some calculations I have
the expression


where a is real. How can I coerce Mathematica into
simplifying that to


Both Simplify and FullSimplify with assumptions on a
fail to get the simpler form.

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