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Re: TrigReduce: controlling the scope
Posted:
Dec 11, 2012 7:54 PM


Hello,
a workaround could be:
expr = Sin[alpha] Cos[omega tau1] Cos[omega tau2] Cos[beta]
step1 = expr /. f_[arg_] :> Subscript[f, arg] /; MemberQ[{arg}, alpha  beta]
step2 = TrigReduce[step1]
step2 /. Subscript[f_, arg_] :> f[arg]
Best,
Christoph
On 12/11/2012 08:25 AM, alan wrote: > I have an expression that is a sum of products of trignometric functions. Each term is something like this: > Sin[alpha] Cos[omega tau1] Cos[omega tau2] Cos[beta]. (1) > I want to apply trig identities to the terms that contain omega to transform them into trig functions of sums and differences, but I don't want the same transformation applied to the terms involving alpha and beta. For example, I want to express (1) as > (1/2) Sin[alpha] Cos[beta](Cos[omega(tau1  tau2)]+Cos[omega(tau1 + tau2)]) > > If I apply TrigReduce to (1), I get terms like > Cos[omega tau1  omega tau2 + alpha  beta]. > How do I restrict the action of TrigReduce to terms containing omega? > (I can do a hybrid calculation by cutting and pasting the terms I want, but I'd rather not have to cut and paste by hand). > > Thanks. >



