Mathematica 9 is now available
Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums / MathGroup Archive
-----

MathGroup Archive 2009

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: How do I get Mathematica to Simplify this to 1?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg104483] Re: How do I get Mathematica to Simplify this to 1?
  • From: dushan <dushanm at spinn.net>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:54:20 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hcgpkt$egn$1@smc.vnet.net> <hcjiv0$jmu$1@smc.vnet.net>

Thank you all for the replies.

The central point seems to be that Norm ignores the previously stated
Assumptions, and Simplify has to re-introduce them.  Strange.

Peter, thank you for the starter palette, which I'll extend.  It'll
come in especially handy to decipher David's and DrMajorBob's
comments :)

- Dushan

On Nov 1, 2:04 am, Peter Breitfeld <ph... at t-online.de> wrote:
> dushan wrote:
>       <snip>
>> A separate question: Is there available somewhere a short list of
>> symbols (such as '!!', '&&', "=.", '/@', etc.) and their meanings?  A
>> Mathematica book index would generally start with such a list, but
>> having it available as a 1-page crib-sheet would be very helpful to
>> newbies like me.
>
> May be this little palette is a starter:
>
> CreatePalette[{
>   Grid[{
>     {" f @ x", "f[x]"},
>     {" x // f", "f[x]"},
>     {" x ~ f ~ y", "f[x, y]"},
>     {" f /@ x", "Map[f, x]"},
>     {" f //@ x", "MapAll[f, x]"},
>     {" f @@ x", "Apply[f, x]"},
>     {" f @@@ x", "Apply[f, x, {1}]"},
>     {" a && b", "And[a, b]"},
>     {" a \[And] b", "And[a, b]"},
>     {" a || b", "Or[a, b]"},
>     {" a \[Or] b", "Or[a, b]"},
>     {" ! a", "Not[a]"},
>     {" \[Not] a", "Not[a]"},
>     {" a \[Union] b", "Union[a, b]"},
>     {" a \[Intersection] b", "Intersection[a, b]"},
>     {" a <> b", "StringJoin[a, b]"},
>     {" a /. b", "ReplaceAll[a, b]"},
>     {" a //. b", "ReplaceRepeated[a, b] "},
>     {" a /; b", "Condition[a ,b]"},
>     {" a /: x=y", "TagSet[a, x, y]"},
>     {" a /: x:=y", "TagSetDelayed[a, x, y] "}
>     },
>    Alignment -> Left,
>          BaseStyle -> {FontFamily -> "Palatino", FontSize -> 12=
},
>    Dividers -> {False, {4 -> Black, 6 -> Black, 8 -> Black,
>       14 -> Black, 16 -> Black, 17 -> Black, 19 -> Black,
>       20 -> Black}}
>    ]
>   }]



  • Prev by Date: Re: dynamicmodule with f[x_] possible?
  • Next by Date: Conventional way of doing "struct"-like things?
  • Previous by thread: Re: How do I get Mathematica to Simplify this to 1?
  • Next by thread: Re: How do I get Mathematica to Simplify this to 1?