[Maxima] sqrt(1-x^2)/(2-2*x^2) --/--> 1/(2*sqrt(1-x^2))
macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Sun Apr 29 21:00:57 CDT 2012
There is no universal definition of "clearly simpler". In any case, more
important in some ways than superficial simplicity is consistency.
On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 18:16, Oliver Kullmann <O.Kullmann at swansea.ac.uk>wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 05:19:00PM -0400, Stavros Macrakis wrote:
> > Another way to solve the original problem is 1/gfactor(1/S)). But that
> > really shouldn't be necessary. An even simpler case showing this problem
> > is sqrt(1-x)/(x-1).
> > -s
> I was trying to help Maxima by giving it the term -sqrt(1-x)/(x-1) to
> however it doesn't help, and it seems Maxima can't simplify
> -1/(x-1) to 1/(1-x), which I think is clearly simpler.
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