Re: Symbolic Optimization Problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg88544] Re: Symbolic Optimization Problem*From*: Blake <blakeandteresa at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 8 May 2008 04:12:23 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <fvpd5c$mr4$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hello Gonca, I suggest starting with a simpler problem which is a subset of your problem: f = (1/R)^(\[Beta]/(1 - \[Beta])); I examine it's behavior for various values of \[Beta] Plot[Table[f, {\[Beta], 0.1, .9, .1}], {R, -1, 1}] Now, it seems that there is a more basic question: why doesn't the following evaluate? Maximize[{(1/R)^(\[Beta]/(1 - \[Beta])), 0 < \[Beta] < 1}, {R, \ [Beta]}] It appears that the maximum of this function occurs in the limit \ [Beta]->1 and R->0. Blake