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Re: Converting Power terms to Times terms

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  • Subject: [mg88026] Re: Converting Power terms to Times terms
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 06:27:58 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Reza,

we may prevent Power to gobble up terms by e.g. converting the terms 

into a string. If you then copy the resulting expression to the 

clipboard as "plain text" the quotes are not copied. Here is an example:


there is an superfluous 1* that will not hurt.

hope this helps, Daniel

Reza Farrahi Moghaddam wrote:

> Hello,


> I am using Dolfin/FFC for solving finite element problems. I want to use Mathematica for generating the linear and bilinear terms of the weak equation. After computing the terms, I use the "InputForm", and then give the results to FFC compiler. The problem is that FFC does not accept "power" function. Therefore, terms such as "a^2" must be written as "a*a". Because there are many terms in the weak form of my problem, manual conversion of power terms takes a long time (and probably is subject to errors).


> Is there any way to disable "power" function, or stop "times" function to be simplified in the "power" form?


> Any other solution?


> Thanks,

> Reza



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