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Re: find the maxima in a function

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  • Subject: [mg97154] Re: find the maxima in a function
  • From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at iee.lu>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 04:27:56 -0500 (EST)

Hi, Oli,
what's wrong with this function? Can you calculate derivatives? The derivative from this function 
is typically calculated in mind, e.g. without going to paper-pencil tools, let along Mathematica.

Ok, check Mathematica Help/D, if you cannot.

Have success, Alexei



Hallo,
how can one find the maxima by using mathematica for the following function:

f[x_] := 1/(8*(Pi*t)^(3/2)) * Exp[(-(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)/4*t)]

i mean, the first derivation equal Zero.
Thanks in advance..
Oli.

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