[Maxima] Maxima algebraic simplification
macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Thu May 8 12:33:10 CDT 2008
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 9:15 PM, Ronald Modesitt <rmodesi at msn.com> wrote:
> (F(x+h) –F(x))/h = (sqrt(x+h) –sqrt(x))/h.
> To set the numerator to 1 ... this yields
> 1/(sqrt(x+h) + sqrt(x)).
> My question is this. How do I ask Maxima to set the numerator to a specific
> value, in this case 1?
Well, we don't think in terms of "setting the numerator to a specific
value", but your goal seems to be to clear the radicals from the
Ratsimp with algebraic:true clears the radicals from the
*denominator*, so if you call it on the inverse, you'll get the
ex: (sqrt(x+h) -sqrt(x))/h$
Is this what you had in mind?
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