Re: Mathematica's FindMinimum does not solve trivial optimization problems

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg128111] Re: Mathematica's FindMinimum does not solve trivial optimization problems*From*: DC <b.gatessucks at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:19:07 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <k33uov$qu9$1@smc.vnet.net>

I think that for your problem Minimize (or NMinimize) is more appropriate as you're looking for a global minimum. This will work : Minimize[{(-1.` + x)^2 + (-2.` + y)^2, x == 2.`}, {x, y}]