Re: how to minimize a trigonometric function with some symbol const

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96348] Re: how to minimize a trigonometric function with some symbol const*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.com>*Date*: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 06:34:51 -0500 (EST)*References*: <gmu8un$gq3$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi, your syntax is wrong. Should be: f[x_]:=(a*Sin[t] - x0)^2 + (b*Cos[t] - y0)^2 Daniel tomt wrote: > f(t)=a*Sin[t] - x0)^2 + (b*Cos[t] - y0)^2. > t is variable,others is const. > 0<=t<2*Pi,a>0,b>0 > > I have tried it again and again in mathematica ,but can't get a right result >