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Re: Problem with parametric minimization

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  • Subject: [mg90225] Re: Problem with parametric minimization
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 06:37:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <g4fhkl$9gs$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Hi,

try:

Minimize[a*x^2 + b*x + c, x]

Regards
   Jens

Stephan Heckmueller wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a problem with with the examples for using the 
> Minimize function given in the documentation on wolfram.com:
> 
> When trying:
>         
> Minimize[ax^2+bx+c,x]
> 
> I receive the following error:
> 
> Minimize::objv:
> The objective function c+bx+ax^2 contains a nonconstant 
> expression c independent of variables (x).
> 
> Is there something wrong with the command or the 
> documentation?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 


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