charlestmungerjr

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In an atomic physics calculation involving the quantum theory of angular momentum, there appear polynomials whose coefficients involve square roots of positive integers, for example

sqrt(6)-sqrt(2)*sqrt(3) 

Maple does not cancel such an expression to zero because the code allows for the possibility that a square root can be positive or negative.  In the physics context all these square roots are positive.  Is there some simple way to induce Maple...

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