Re: Re: How to get sqrt(Year^2)===Year?

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• Subject: [mg75812] Re: [mg75769] Re: How to get sqrt(Year^2)===Year?
• From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
• Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 05:25:22 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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```"Full" in FullSimplify is unnecessary, and Element[Year, Reals] is
redundant here:

Simplify[(Year^2)^(1/2),Year>=0]
Year

Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:
> Hi,
>
> FullSimplify[Year == (Year^2)^(1/2), Element[Year, Reals] && Year > 0]
>
> gives True
>
> Regards
>    Jens
> Hatto von Aquitanien wrote:
>> If I have some expression which takes the square root of a square, it
>> evaluates leaving the whole square root expression unchanged.
>>
>> Year == (Year^2)^(1/2)
>>
>> just returns what I entered when evaluated.
>>
>> Year == Year
>>
>> evaluates to True.
>>
>> How do I persuade Mathematica to evaluate the first expression completely?
>

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