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MATLAB Optimization Techniques by César Pérez López

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CHAPTER 9

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Algebraic Expressions, Polynomials, Equations and Systems. Tools for Optimization

9.1 Expanding, Simplifying and Factoring Algebraic Expressions

MATLAB incorporates a wide range of commands, including simplification, expansion and factorization, that allow you to work with algebraic expressions. The following table shows the most common commands used when working with algebraic expressions.

expand (expr)

Expands an algebraic expression, presenting the result as a sum of products and powers, applying multiple angle rules for trigonometric expressions and the formal properties of exponential and logarithmic functions. It also decomposes ...

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