Re: Difficulties with Re
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- Subject: [mg98365] Re: Difficulties with Re
- From: Jeremy <jackms16 at hotmail.com>
- Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 05:01:08 -0400 (EDT)
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It works if you expand (x + I y)^2, as follows. Assuming[x > 0 && y > 0, Re[Exp[Expand[(x + I y)^2]]] // Simplify] I am not sure why it doesn't work if you don't expand. Re can be finicky about evaluating sometimes.