I have encountered the situation frequently where I want to simplify an equation by cancelling out terms on both sides. I have tried simplify() with a variety of assumptions(J,L>0,etc) and I haven't been able to get it to work. On a simple equation, one can use 'solve' however there are situations where solve doesn't work and I just want to simplify the equation not solve it.
The script below shows the situation. I cancel out JL and the complex exponential by manually identifying that they are common factors. Is there an automatic way of doing this type of simplification?
If I use expand() it clearly shows the common factors on both sides but I haven't found the command that removes any common terms.