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Re: Problem with parametric minimization

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  • Subject: [mg90255] Re: Problem with parametric minimization
  • From: Stephan Heckmueller <stephan.heckmueller at gmx.net>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 06:13:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g4fhkl$9gs$1@smc.vnet.net> <g4flqh$c93$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,
unfortunately I forgot to insert spaces between 
the constants and the variable in my previous posting.
But as I said, it's the example from the mathematica 
documentation only copy-pasted.
None of the alternatives work though. I'm using version 
5.2. Might that be a problem?

Thanks,
Stephan

Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:

> 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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