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I want to find the maxima/minima of a function in an interval. Is there any software or online tool available for this?

The particualr function I want to maximize is, $$f(x) = x(1 - \sqrt{2e} \cdot x^{\frac{1}{2}} e^{-x}), 0 < x< \frac{1}{2}.$$

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Wolfram|Alpha should be able to handle that – cderwin Jan 6 '13 at 7:07

Wolfram|Alpha gives you a numerical solution:

Hope this helps!

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Thanks a lot Cameron. That did the job! – Arindam Pal Jan 6 '13 at 7:29

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