LOGEXPAND[TRUE] - causes LOG(A^B) to become B*LOG(A). If it is set
to ALL, LOG(A*B) will also simplify to LOG(A)+LOG(B). If it is set to
SUPER, then LOG(A/B) will also simplify to LOG(A)-LOG(B) for rational
numbers a/b, a#1. (LOG(1/B), for B integer, always simplifies.) If
it is set to FALSE, all of these simplifications will be turned off.
LOGSIMP[TRUE] - if FALSE then no simplification of %E to a power
containing LOG's is done.
LOGNUMER[FALSE] - if TRUE then negative floating point arguments to
LOG will always be converted to their absolute value before the log is
taken. If NUMER is also TRUE, then negative integer arguments to LOG
will also be converted to their absolute value.
LOGNEGINT[FALSE] - if TRUE implements the rule LOG(-n) ->
LOG(n)+%i*%pi for n a positive integer.
%E_TO_NUMLOG[FALSE] - when TRUE, "r" some rational number, and
"x" some expression, %E^(r*LOG(x)) will be simplified into x^r . It
should be noted that the RADCAN command also does this transformation,
and more complicated transformations of this ilk as well.
The LOGCONTRACT command "contracts" expressions containing LOG.
Variable:LOGABS
default: [FALSE] - when doing indefinite integration where
logs are generated, e.g. INTEGRATE(1/X,X), the answer is given in
terms of LOG(ABS(...)) if LOGABS is TRUE, but in terms of LOG(...) if
LOGABS is FALSE. For definite integration, the LOGABS:TRUE setting is
used, because here "evaluation" of the indefinite integral at the
endpoints is often needed.
Variable:LOGARC
default: [FALSE] - if TRUE will cause the inverse circular and
hyperbolic functions to be converted into logarithmic form.
LOGARC(exp) will cause this conversion for a particular expression without
setting the switch or having to re-evaluate the expression with EV.
Variable:LOGCONCOEFFP
default:[FALSE] - controls which coefficients are
contracted when using LOGCONTRACT. It may be set to the name of a
predicate function of one argument. E.g. if you like to generate
SQRTs, you can do LOGCONCOEFFP:'LOGCONFUN$
LOGCONFUN(M):=FEATUREP(M,INTEGER) OR RATNUMP(M)$ . Then
LOGCONTRACT(1/2*LOG(X)); will give LOG(SQRT(X)).
Function:LOGCONTRACT(exp)
recursively scans an exp, transforming
subexpressions of the form a1*LOG(b1) + a2*LOG(b2) + c into
LOG(RATSIMP(b1^a1 * b2^a2)) + c
(C1) 2*(A*LOG(X) + 2*A*LOG(Y))$
(C2) LOGCONTRACT(%);
2 4
(D3) A LOG(X Y )
If you do DECLARE(N,INTEGER); then LOGCONTRACT(2*A*N*LOG(X)); gives
A*LOG(X^(2*N)). The coefficients that "contract" in this manner are
those such as the 2 and the N here which satisfy
FEATUREP(coeff,INTEGER). The user can control which coefficients are
contracted by setting the option LOGCONCOEFFP[FALSE] to the name of a
predicate function of one argument. E.g. if you like to generate
SQRTs, you can do LOGCONCOEFFP:'LOGCONFUN$
LOGCONFUN(M):=FEATUREP(M,INTEGER) OR RATNUMP(M)$ . Then
LOGCONTRACT(1/2*LOG(X)); will give LOG(SQRT(X)).
Variable:LOGEXPAND
default: [TRUE] - causes LOG(A^B) to become B*LOG(A). If
it is set to ALL, LOG(A*B) will also simplify to LOG(A)+LOG(B). If it
is set to SUPER, then LOG(A/B) will also simplify to LOG(A)-LOG(B) for
rational numbers a/b, a#1. (LOG(1/B), for B integer, always
simplifies.) If it is set to FALSE, all of these simplifications will
be turned off.
Variable:LOGNEGINT
default: [FALSE] - if TRUE implements the rule
LOG(-n) -> LOG(n)+%i*%pi for n a positive integer.
Variable:LOGNUMER
default: [FALSE] - if TRUE then negative floating point
arguments to LOG will always be converted to their absolute value
before the log is taken. If NUMER is also TRUE, then negative integer
arguments to LOG will also be converted to their absolute value.
Variable:LOGSIMP
default: [TRUE] - if FALSE then no simplification of %E to a
power containing LOG's is done.
Function:PLOG(X)
the principal branch of the complex-valued natural
logarithm with -%PI < CARG(X) <= +%PI .
Function:POLARFORM(exp)
returns R*%E^(%I*THETA) where R and THETA are purely
real.