# Questions tagged [maximum]

Questions on finding the largest value of a set, extreme values of an expression, or on Mathematica functionality for maxima testing.

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### Local extrema points of a function of two variables

i need to find local extrema points of a function of two variables, but it doesnt work FindMaximum[x^3 - 2 y^3 - 3 x + 6 y, {x, y}] I have this error: ...
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### Find global maximum of InterpolatingFunction in interval but not maximum value

I have InterpolatingFunction generated from experimental data with many local maxima, one major peak I need to find, and the tail that grouse much higher then major peak. I tried to find my peak with ...
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### Find maximum value of a function - wrong output? [closed]

I want to find the local maximum value of the function: where the domain is 0 < x < 3/2. Wolfram|Alpha gives me the correct answer while Mathematica gives me a totally different answer. Why is ...
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### Full Information Maximum Likelihood - Under some other name in Mathematica

I have recently stumbled upon something called FIML - Full Information Maximum Likelihood. Apparently this methodology helps overcome missing variables provided the gaps are random. Searching the ...
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### Argument of maximum value of a table in range

I have data = {{817, 501}, {818, 549}, {819, 562}, {820, 534}, {821, 534}, {822, 535}, {823, 516}}; How to find argument "822" for 535 (which is the ...
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### Maximize function problem [closed]

I don't understand why I'm getting no solution with the Maximize function in this case: while it returns the right result when I impose $y\leq0.999$ (or, equivalently, $x\leq0.999$):
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### NMaximize - global maximum fail - How to?

Problem : Let x,y,z be non-negative real number whose sum is 1. Find maximum of 0.2x + 0.2y + x^2*z + y*z^2 What I did first was reducing variable. ...
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### Solving a system of equations as part of maximizing a multivariable function

This is my code ...
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### How can I set a find max value function with parameter in NDSolve

For example, Here is a NDSolve function with a parameter of w ...
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### Finding the Global Minimum

Consider the function ...
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### NMaximize computes wrong value

This question is a continuation of NIntegrate with a complicated function over the 4-sphere . Now I define a certain new function called "improvement" via: ...
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### Polygon Diameter

I want to calculate the diameter of a convex polygon. That is, the largest distance between any pair of vertices. Here's my approach ...
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### Maximum of all distances between any pairs of vertices of a random triangle

Given a set $S_n$ of $n$ points selected uniformly at random in a $d$-ball, I want to estimate the average length of the longest side of a triangle having as vertices any three distinct points of $S_n$...
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