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Re: [Axiom-mail] A little simplification problem

From: Alasdair McAndrew
Subject: Re: [Axiom-mail] A little simplification problem
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 09:07:20 +1000

Thank you!  In fact the rule

expandPowers := rule x^(n+k) == x*x^(n+k-1)

also seems to work well.  But why does Axiom not automatically apply this rule for simplification of expressions involving powers, as other CAS's (Maple, Maxima, Mathematica) do?

Thanks again,

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 12:41 AM, Themos Tsikas <address@hidden> wrote:
On Friday 01 August 2008, Alasdair McAndrew wrote:
> f(n)==7^n
> f(n+1)-7*f(n)
> simplify(%)

normalize %

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