You have to use the correct Mathematica syntax. E and Log instead of e and
LN. You don't even have to use Simplif in this case.
From: New Guy [mailto:NewGuy@yahoo.com]
On Sun, 27 Nov 2005 08:24:53 +0000 (UTC), Bob Hanlon <email@example.com>
>The output that you want is "unstable", i.e., Mathematica automatically
I have another question if you don't mind.
I'm trying to just check and see if I got a whole bunch of
even-numbered study exercises right on exponents and natural logs.
The answers to the odds are in the book.
As an example, LN(1/e^2) equals what?
My answer is -1/2.
In mathematica, I tried Simplify[LN(1/e^2)] and it just spit the same
thing out as the output. I also tried a couple of variations of
Solve[LN[1/e^2] = X] with essentially the same result
How would you get Mathematica to verify that the answer is -1/2.
Thanks a lot.