This is documentation for Mathematica 8, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

# Min

 Minyields the numerically smallest of the . Minyields the smallest element of any of the lists.
• Min yields a definite result if all its arguments are real numbers.
• In other cases, Min carries out some simplifications.
Minimum of two numbers:
Minimum of a list:
Minimum of two numbers:
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Minimum of a list:
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 Scope   (7)
Min works with exact numeric quantities:
Min effectively flattens out all lists:
Basic symbolic simplification is done automatically:
Simplify a symbolic Min:
Integrate expressions involving Min:
Reduce inequalities involving Min:
Min works on sparse arrays:
 Applications   (4)
Use in bounds of iterator variables:
Cumulative minima:
Find the lowest point of a plotted curve:
Mean of the length ratio of a randomly broken stick:
R-function-based solid modeling:
Use FullSimplify to simplify Min expressions:
Minimize a function containing Min:
Min can be differentiated:
Min flattens lists, rather than being Listable:
One-argument form evaluates for any argument:
Two-dimensional sublevel sets:
Three-dimensional sublevel sets: