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Re: FindRoot inside FindMinimum

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  • Subject: [mg100434] Re: FindRoot inside FindMinimum
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 05:28:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h050l6$ac5$>


here is a simple example for FindRoot inside FindMinimum. Note that we 

eunsure that f is only called with a numeric argument.


f[a_?NumericQ] := Abs[x /. FindRoot[x + a, {x, 1}]];



  , {a, 2}]



"Versiane Leão (UFOP)" wrote:

> I would like some help with a problem I'm facing using mathematica to

> model chemical kinetics. The specific question is about the use of

> FindRoot and FindMinimum. In the code attached I am trying to solve an

> non linear equation (blue) using FindRoot inside a FindMinimum loop (to

> fit 3 differents constant). As I am not successuful with the

> implementaion I wondering if FindRoot can be used insde FindMinimum. Is

> that possible? Can anyone can help.  



> Mixed control - kinetics.pdf




> Best regards,


> --

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