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suppressing certain simplifications

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  • Subject: [mg7529] suppressing certain simplifications
  • From: John Kiehl <JohnK239 at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 03:08:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Soundtrack Recording
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

How can I prevent h*h*h being "simplified" to h^3?  
Furthermore, how can I amend the Power[...] function to 
behave in the following manner:   
h^5 transforms into h*h*h*h*h

More specifically, how can I get (h*g)^2 to be displayed as:

I'm playing with simple group theory where sometimes hg=gh 
and other times hg=gh^(-1).

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