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 2020-07-01 11:06:26 +0200 received badge ● Student (source) 2020-07-01 02:07:31 +0200 received badge ● Editor (source) 2020-06-30 22:23:59 +0200 asked a question Simplifying symbolic complex norm Sage's simplifier seems to have trouble expanding the square-absolute value of complex numbers: sage: x,y = var('x,y', domain=RR) sage: (x^2 + y^2 - abs(x + i*y)^2).simplify_full () x^2 + y^2 - abs(x + I*y)^2  How can I ensure sage expands the square-absolute value and simplify this down to zero? I'm aware that using (x + i*y).norm() instead of abs(x + i*y)^2 helps in this particular example, but that solution doesn't generalize. For instance, when I stick expressions involving x, y into vectors and compute the vector norm, the vector norm is expressed in terms of absolute values, so I still need a way to deal with the abs.