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As in the title. I want them to be on the same graph. Additionaly i want to the graph to always be focused on the rectangle.

f[x_, x0_, a_, n0_, C_] := -1/a + C/(a*n0)*Cosh[a*n0/C*(x - x0)]

Show[
  Graphics[{Thick, Opacity[0.5], LightBlue, Rectangle[{0, -1}, {3, 1}]}]
  Manipulate[
    Plot[f[x, x0, a, n0, c], 
    {x, 0, 3}], 
    {x0, 0, 10}, 
    {a, -1, 1}, 
    {n0, 1, 2}, 
    {c, 0.1, 10}]]

Second question, I don't know if i should make another thread about it. How to add two points where the rectangle and function collide?

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    – kglr
    Dec 19 '17 at 2:55
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You can also use the rectangle as a Prolog or Epilog in Plot so that you don't have to use Show.

The intersection of the rectangle with the plotted line can be highlighted using Mesh* options:

Manipulate[Plot[f[x, x0, a, n0, c], {x, 0, 3}, 
  PlotRange -> {{-1, 4}, {-2, 4}}Frame -> True, Axes -> False, 
  MeshStyle -> Directive[Green, PointSize[Large]], 
  MeshFunctions -> {#2 &}, Mesh -> {{1, -1}}, 
  MeshShading -> {Blue, Red}, BaseStyle -> Thick, 
  Prolog -> {EdgeForm[{LightBlue, Thick}], Opacity[0.5], LightBlue, 
    Rectangle[{0, -1}, {3, 1}]}], 
 {{x0, 1.5}, 0, 10}, {{a, -.3}, -1, 1}, {{n0, 1.1}, 1, 2}, {{c, 0.1}, 0.1, 10}]

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  • $\begingroup$ I see Mesh for the first time and your code only detects it matching the value of function. how to make it also detect it colliding with the arguments? $\endgroup$
    – Ralnor
    Dec 19 '17 at 1:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Ralnor, does using MeshFunctions->{#1&} and Mesh -> {{0,3}} give what you mean by "colliding with the arguments"? $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Dec 19 '17 at 2:04
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May be what you meant is

f[x_,x0_,a_,n0_,c_]:=-1/a+c/(a*n0)*Cosh[a*n0/c*(x-x0)]

Manipulate[
  Module[{ymin,ymax},
    ymin=MinValue[{f[x,x0,a,n0,c],x>= 0,x<= 3},x];;
    ymax=MaxValue[{f[x,x0,a,n0,c],x>= 0,x<= 3},x];
    Show[
     Plot[f[x,x0,a,n0,c],{x,0,3}],
     Graphics[{Thick,Opacity[0.5],LightBlue,Rectangle[{0,ymin},{3,ymax}]}]
    ]
   ],
{x0,0,10},{a,-1,1},{n0,1,2},{c,0.1,10}
]

Mathematica graphics

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