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Re: quadratic multiplication

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  • Subject: [mg84274] Re: quadratic multiplication
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 03:04:06 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fk2v35$n96$>


we may create a rule that sets all products of u^s to zero:


rules={y1_ y2_/;mem[y1]&&mem[y2]->0,y_^_/;mem[y]->0};

here is an example:

c1 u1+c2 u2+ c15 u1 u5 + c146 u1 u4 u6 /. rules

hope this helps, Daniel

KFUPM wrote:

> Dear all


> I have a very large expression which involves the multiplication of

> these variables:


> var ={u1,u2,u3,u4,u5,u6} with some other constants. In the expression,

> i want to suppress any quadratic or higher order multiplication of

> these varibles , e.g u1*u5  or u1*u4*u6 should be zero. And since, my

> expression is huge, i want to do this automatically. Any help in this

> regard is highly appreciated.



> Sincererly yours,




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