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Re: Problem with parametric minimization

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  • Subject: [mg90232] Re: Problem with parametric minimization
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 06:09:27 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Stephan,

obviously you need a space between a and x, otherwise Mathematica can not 

distinguish between a times x and the single variable ax.

hope this helps, Daniel



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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