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Ladders, Moats, and Lagrange Multipliers

C. Henry Edwards
Organization: The University of Georgia
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematica Journal
Year: 1994
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Page range: 48-52

The functions we present here implement the classical method of Lagrange multipliers for solving constrained optimization problems. The moat problem that we employ to motivate the development of these functions generalizes a standard calculus problem, and shows how symbolic algebra systems expand our horizons in the formulation and analysis of geometric problems.

*Applied Mathematics > Optimization