Function: gmin - find floating-point approximations to the minimum of an expression on a real interval.
Calling sequence:
gmin( expr, x = a .. b);
gmin( expr, x = a .. b, 'x0');
Parameters:
expr - the expression, involving one variable
x - the variable (a name)
a, b - endpoints of the interval (real constants).
x0 - (optional) a name to use for saving the set of x values at which the minimum is attained.
Description:
Examples:
> gmin( x^2/4 + cos(x), x = -Pi .. Pi );
> gmin( x^2/4 + cos(x), x = -Pi .. Pi, 'x0');
> x0;
> gmin(sin(x) + x^2, x = -infinity .. infinity,'x0');
> x0;
> gmin(x^2,x=2..3,'x0');
> x0;
> gmin(1/x,x=0..infinity,'x0');
> x0;
See also:
allsolve , convert(pwlist) , evalr , fsolve , gmax
Maple Advisor Database R. Israel 1998