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Maxima, operation between functions

  1. Oct 2, 2014 #1

    fluidistic

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    Hi guys, I've used google and Maxima's manual but couldn't find what I'm looking for.
    I have defined a function similar to
    Code (Text):
    Z(beta):=beta+3;
    , and another function
    Code (Text):
    P(beta):=beta+7/Z;
    and I am not able to "simplify" P(beta) as beta+7/(beta+3).
    I've tried several commands but all failed. I even tried to define
    Code (Text):
    P(beta):=beta+7/%o1;
    ,
    Code (Text):
    P(beta,Z):=beta+7/Z;
    ,
    Code (Text):
    P(beta,Z(beta)):=beta+7/Z(beta);
    and
    Code (Text):
    P(beta,Z):=beta+7/Z(beta);
    ; all failed.
    Any idea on how I could reach my goal?
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2014 #2

    fluidistic

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    Problem solved guys! I found it by "luck"... Answer: evaluate the following cell:
    Code (Text):
    P(beta);
     
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