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Symbolic Constrained Maximization

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  • Subject: [mg58788] Symbolic Constrained Maximization
  • From: Selina <yedekaccount at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 04:09:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear all,

I am new to Mathematica and have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to (I have searched this in the archives but could not find a clear answer, I am sorry if it is already there somewhere).

I need to maximize a complicated, non-linear function of several variables, subject to several inequality constraints. The objective function also includes several parameters. I need to solve for the optimum as a function of the parameters, and then see how the optimal solution changes as the parameters change. I was wondering if there is any way to do this symbolically in Mathematica--Maximize did not work because of the need to specify values for parameters. If there is no way to do it, I will have to resort to numerical optimization, but it would be great if there is a way do this analytically. Any help and suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Selina


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