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nminimize or findminimum with findroot

I have a problem with form similar to the following: I have a set of equations that is f(x, y) = 0. For each x, I can use <...
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Maximized value of a function as an additional constraint on a variable

I want to maximize a function $f(b, h)$ with respect to its arguments and subject to some additional constraints. If these constraints are satisfied, $f$ is increasing in $h$. I then want to find an ...
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Minimizing roots of a transcendental equations [duplicate]

I'm trying to use the solution of FindRoot with parameters for further calculations. Annoyingly enough it always gives me trouble with replacing the parameters. As an example I'm attaching a simple ...
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NMinimize and FindRoot Issues with System of Equations [duplicate]

I am trying to solve a constrained optimization problem with a system of transcendental equations and am running into issues with NMinimize. I have a system of equations (...
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NIntegrate/NSum with parameters [duplicate]

I'm trying to calculate a continuous integral within a discrete integral. Something similar to this (yet more complex): ...
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Mathematica, nested optmization [duplicate]

I want to use the solution of Maximize, defined as a function, in another function. Here's an example: ...
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What are the most common pitfalls awaiting new users?

As you may already know, Mathematica is a wonderful piece of software. However, it has a few characteristics that tend to confuse new (and sometimes not-so-new) users. That can be clearly seen from ...
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NMinimize with defined function call getting error NMinimize::nnum

I want to call the NMinimize function for my own defined calculations but I got an error. Below is a simple example. ...
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Strategies to avoid LessEqual::nord in NMinimize?

When using NMinimize on functions with complex intermediate expressions (but a real end result), quite often one gets the error ...
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How can I ensure that I am constructing patterns in the most efficient way possible?

Inspired by this answer, I am interested to know if there are best practices or rules of thumb for constructing patterns, for example for use in function definitions (...