Evaluating Min[2^(1/2), 3^(1/2)]

*To*: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu*Subject*: Evaluating Min[2^(1/2), 3^(1/2)]*From*: "Roger B. Kirchner" <kirchner at cs.umn.edu>*Date*: Wed, 5 Aug 92 10:26:35 -0500

I would like a way to explicitly find the minimum of a list of exact numbers. Is there a way to get the above to evaluate to 2^(1/2)? I also want to be able to select an expression in a list which is smallest when any symbols are given numerical values. I could do this if I knew how to find the subscript of a member of a list which is smallest. Thanks for any help. Roger Kirchner