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# NArgMin

 NArgMingives a position at which f is numerically minimized. NArgMingives a position at which f is numerically minimized. NArgMingives a position at which f is numerically minimized subject to the constraints cons.
• NArgMin returns a list of the form .
• cons can contain equations, inequalities, or logical combinations of these.
• NArgMin always attempts to find a global minimum of f subject to the constraints given.
• By default, all variables are assumed to be real.
• xIntegers can be used to specify that a variable can take on only integer values.
• If f and cons are linear, NArgMin can always find global minima, over both real and integer values.
• Otherwise, NArgMin may sometimes find only a local minimum.
Find a minimizer point for a univariate function:
Find a minimizer point for a multivariate function:
Find a minimizer point for a function subject to constraints:
Find a minimizer point for a univariate function:
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Find a minimizer point for a multivariate function:
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Find a minimizer point for a function subject to constraints:
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 Applications   (2)
Find the lengths of sides of a unit area rectangle with minimal perimeter:
Find the lengths of sides of a unit area triangle with minimal perimeter:
NMinimize gives both the value of the minimum and the minimizer point:
NArgMin gives the minimizer point:
NMinValue gives the minimum:
The objective function may be unbounded:
There may be no points satisfying the constraints:
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