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Topic: Automatic solving of unprepared polynomial equation systems?
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Rouben Rostamian

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Re: Automatic solving of unprepared polynomial equation systems?
Posted: Mar 31, 2013 12:40 PM
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In article <kj9ge6$272$>, IV <> wrote:
>It seems that computer algebra systems like Maple (version 11) and
>Mathematica (version 7) can not solve all simply solvable equation systems
>automatically. Let us look e.g. at the equation system [c1=A*B/C, c2=C*A/D,
>D=c3-A, C=A-B], where c1, c2 and c3 are real or complex constants, A, B, C
>and D are real or complex variables, and the solutions for the variable A
>are wanted. The equation system forms a cubic equation in A, and the
>solutions of the equation system are the solutions of this cubic equation.
>But the solve command can find neither the cubic equation nor its solutions.
>I think, the equation system has to be somehow prepared to yield a normal
>form of equation systems. Is a normal form for polynomial equation systems

As Axel Vogt has pointed out, solving this system is straightforward
in Maple, and I suspect in Mathematica as well. Probably you did not
enter the commands correctly.

Axel presented his solution in Maple 17. Since you mentioned Maple 11,
I tested the same on Maple 11. Works fine.

Rouben Rostamian

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