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Re: FindMinimum Problem

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  • Subject: [mg44618] Re: FindMinimum Problem
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 06:41:47 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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you ust make a function




Jiang Xiao wrote:
> Hi, all,
>     recently I am dealing with a problem as following, findminimum(over x)
> of a function f[a[0],x], where a[z] satisfies a differential equation
> a'[z]=x*z say. The code is like:
> FindMinimum[x^2-a[0]*x/.NDSolve[{a'[z]==x*z,a[1]==1},a,{z,0,1}],{x,-1,1}]
> the problem is that I can do it in mathematica 4.2, but can't in mathematica
> 5.0 now. Do anybody where is the problem?
> thanks,
> Jiang

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