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|Simplify[expr]||try various algebraic and trigonometric transformations to simplify an expression|
|FullSimplify[expr]||try a much wider range of transformations|
Simplify performs the simplification.
Simplify performs standard algebraic and trigonometric simplifications.
It does not, however, do more sophisticated transformations that involve, for example, special functions.
FullSimplify does perform such transformations.
|try to simplify expr, without touching subexpressions that match pattern|
By default, FullSimplify will try to simplify everything.
This makes FullSimplify avoid simplifying the square roots.
|try to simplify expr, working for at most t seconds on each transformation|
|use only the functions fi in trying to transform parts of expr|
|use built-in transformations as well as the fi|
|Simplify[expr,ComplexityFunction->c] and FullSimplify[expr,ComplexityFunction->c]|
|simplify using c to determine what form is considered simplest|
With its default definition of simplicity, Simplify leaves this unchanged.