Is Maximize limited?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg95844] Is Maximize limited?*From*: Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com>*Date*: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 06:33:55 -0500 (EST)

I was fiddling around with a simple maximization problem which boiled down to something like: In[3]:= Maximize[a + Sin[x], x] Out[3]= Maximize[a + Sin[x], x] Even adding a constraint it is still puzzled: In[5]:= Maximize[{a + Sin[x], a > 0}, x] Out[5]= Maximize[{a + Sin[x], a > 0}, x] Or nudging it along even more: In[6]:= Maximize[{a + Sin[x], a > 0, 0 <= x <= Pi}, x] Out[6]= Maximize[{a + Sin[x], a > 0, 0 <= x <= Pi}, x] This seems like a problem it should easily be able to figure out; is there a trick I'm missing with Maximize? -- Erik Max Francis && max at alcyone.com && http://www.alcyone.com/max/ San Jose, CA, USA && 37 18 N 121 57 W && AIM, Y!M erikmaxfrancis Performing in front of a live audience is like a feeling of shock. -- Sade Adu