From: SourceForge.net <noreply@so...>  20031217 18:21:46

Bugs item #861827, was opened at 20031217 13:21 Message generated for change (Tracker Item Submitted) made by Item Submitter You can respond by visiting: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=104933&aid=861827&group_id=4933 Category: None Group: None Status: Open Resolution: None Priority: 5 Submitted By: Stavros Macrakis (macrakis) Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody) Summary: Factor doesn't look inside fractional power Initial Comment: factor(sqrt(x^21)) => doesn't factor should be sqrt(x1)*sqrt(x+1) factor((t^2+2*t+1)^(1/3)) => doesn't factor should be (t+1)^(2/3) and perhaps the most surprising: factor(sqrt(t^2+2*t+1)) => doesn't factor should be (t+1) or abs(t+1) Workaround is to use scanmap(factor,expr). I am not suggesting that factor should factor all subexpressions (like scanmap). In these cases, it is a toplevel factorization that is being missed.  You can respond by visiting: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=104933&aid=861827&group_id=4933 