# Wolfram Language & System 10.4 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

This is documentation for an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
WOLFRAM LANGUAGE GUIDE

# Algebraic Transformations

The Wolfram Language includes functions for performing a variety of specific algebraic transformations. Some are algorithmically straightforward; others include highly sophisticated algorithms, many developed and refined at Wolfram Research.

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### General Operations

Simplify apply transformations to try to simplify an expression

FullSimplify apply a full set of simplification transformations

FunctionExpand attempt to expand in terms of more elementary functions

PowerExpand expand powers, assuming positive real variables, etc.

ComplexExpand expand complex functions into real and imaginary parts, etc.

### Polynomial Functions »

Expand expand out products and powers

Factor factor sums into products and powers

Collect collect similar terms together

### Rational Functions »

Together put over a common denominator

Apart break apart into partial fractions

### Trigonometric Functions »

TrigToExp, ExpToTrig convert between exponentials and trigonometric functions

### Algebraic Numbers & Functions »

RootReduce try to merge all roots to a single root