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## drop_weight

Drop terms with given weight
Drop those terms for which a product has the indicated weight. Weights are computed by making use of the Weight property of symbols. This algorithm does the opposite of keep_weight. As an example, consider the simple case in which we want to drop all terms with 3 fields. This is done using
{A,B}::Weight(label=field); ex:=A B B + A A A + A B + B;
$$\displaystyle{}\text{Attached property Weight to }\left[A, B\right].$$
$$\displaystyle{}A B B+A A A+A B+B$$
drop_weight(_, $field=3$);
$$\displaystyle{}A B+B$$
However, you can also do more complicated things by assigning non-unit weights to symbols, as in the example below,
{A,B}::Weight(label=field); C::Weight(label=field, value=2); ex:=A B B + A A A + A B + A C + B:
$$\displaystyle{}\text{Attached property Weight to }\left[A, B\right].$$
$$\displaystyle{}\text{Attached property Weight to }C.$$
drop_weight(_, $field=3$);
$$\displaystyle{}A B+B$$
Weights can be "inherited" by operators by using the WeightInherit property. Here is an example using partial derivatives,
{\phi,\chi}::Weight(label=small, value=1); \partial{#}::PartialDerivative; \partial{#}::WeightInherit(label=all, type=multiplicative); ex:=\phi \partial_{0}{\phi} + \partial_{0}{\lambda} + \lambda \partial_{3}{\chi};
$$\displaystyle{}\text{Attached property Weight to }\left[\phi, \chi\right].$$
$$\displaystyle{}\text{Attached property PartialDerivative to }\partial{\#}.$$
$$\displaystyle{}\text{Attached property WeightInherit to }\partial{\#}.$$
$$\displaystyle{}\phi \partial_{0}{\phi}+\partial_{0}{\lambda}+\lambda \partial_{3}{\chi}$$
drop_weight(_, $small=1$);
$$\displaystyle{}\phi \partial_{0}{\phi}+\partial_{0}{\lambda}$$