Re: Can Mathematica Do This?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg8177] Re: Can Mathematica Do This?
- From: murray at math.umass.edu (Murray Eisenberg)
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 03:07:01 -0400
- Organization: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Fahad A Hoymany (fahad at cs.pitt.edu) wrote: : Before I go on to investigate this problem, and because I'm not : familiar with the capability of Mathematica, could someone tell me if : Mathematica can: : 1) Find the partial derivative of a function of three variables, f(x,y,z), : with respect to each variable? YES: D[f[x, y, z], x] etc. : 2) Find the minimum (x,y,z) for f? YES, qualified (not everything in life has a yes/no answer): FindMinimum will search for a LOCAL minimum starting at a user-specified initial point. And the user can, if desired, specify one of several standard techniques. So it all depends on the particular function. -- Murray Eisenberg Internet: murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Voice: 413-545-2859 (W) University of Massachusetts 413-549-1020 (H) Amherst, MA 01003 Fax: 413-545-1801