Mathematica:How to solve the summation of numerical integration

1. Aug 13, 2010

shafieza_garl

From the attachment. i would like to know how to find (t_1 and t_2)minimum if given t_0=0 and t_3=5.It seem like when using excel solver to find the minimum.anyone know how to do it with mathematica?

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2. Aug 13, 2010

Bill Simpson

In my experience with MMA trying to use subscripts is often more trouble than it is worth.

What I would do is

t0 = 0; t3 = 5; NMinimize[{
Integrate[0.25(E^(-0.015*t)*(-4044.4444444444443*E^(-0.015*t1) + E^(0.015*t)*(4044.4444444444443 - 66.6666666666667*t) + 66.6666666666667*E^(0.015*t1)*t1))^2, {t, t0, t1}] +
Integrate[0.25(E^(-0.015*t)*(-4044.4444444444443*E^(-0.015*t2) + E^(0.015*t)*(4044.4444444444443 - 66.6666666666667*t) + 66.6666666666667*E^(0.015*t2)*t1))^2, {t, t1, t2}] +
Integrate[0.25(E^(-0.015*t)*(-4044.4444444444443*E^(-0.015*t3) + E^(0.015*t)*(4044.4444444444443 - 66.6666666666667*t) + 66.6666666666667*E^(0.015`*t3)*t1))^2,{t, t2, t3}],
t0 <= t1 && t1 <= t2 && t2 <= t3}, {t1, t2}]

and it gives you an answer in a few seconds.

3. Aug 13, 2010

shafieza_garl

thanks for da help.it really help me.but is there any other way to solve when n become a large number.like we change 3 into 10 and we want to find t1 until t9.