Re: Problem with parametric minimization

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg90232] Re: Problem with parametric minimization*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>*Date*: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 06:09:27 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <g4fhkl$9gs$1@smc.vnet.net>

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. > > -- Daniel Huber Metrohm Ltd. Oberdorfstr. 68 CH-9100 Herisau Tel. +41 71 353 8585, Fax +41 71 353 8907 E-Mail:<mailto:dh at metrohm.com> Internet:<http://www.metrohm.com>