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Re: Minimize - What am I doing worng?

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  • Subject: [mg113400] Re: Minimize - What am I doing worng?
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 05:15:41 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Ed,

It's difficult to detremine what precisely goes wrong since you forgot
to include your input, but judging from the output it might be that
you are using a function that returns a list rather than a number.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

On Oct 26, 11:37 am, "Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes" <emammen... at gmail.com>
wrote:
> Hello
>
> I am trying to use minimize as follows
>
> But unfortunately Mathematica returns
>
> NMinimize::nnum: The function value \[NoBreak]{1.30494}\[NoBreak] is not a
> number at \[NoBreak]{m,l1,l2}\[NoBreak] =
> \[NoBreak]{1.30494,0.36693,0.63307}\[NoBreak].
> <http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/NMinimize.html> =87
>
> What am I doing wrong?  If I use rational numbers there is no problem.
>
> Many thanks
>
> Ed



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