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simpform

  

simplify an expression involving forms

 

Calling Sequence

Parameters

Description

Examples

Calling Sequence

simpform(expr)

Parameters

expr

-

Maple expression

Description

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The function simpform will simplify an expression involving forms.  Its operations include collecting like terms, simplifying wedge products, and pulling out scalar factors.

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The command with(difforms,simpform) allows the use of the abbreviated form of this command.

Examples

with(difforms): defform(f=scalar, g=scalar);

&^(f*v,u)+&^(u,g*v);

fvu+guv

(1)

simpform((1));

f+−1wdegreeuwdegreevgvu

(2)

f*(&^(u,v)+&^(u,w))+g*&^(u,v);

fuv+uw+guv

(3)

simpform((3));

f+guv+fuw

(4)

See Also

defform

wdegree