[R] optimize in very small values - uniroot solved it

Troels Ring tring at gvdnet.dk
Tue Nov 23 09:41:13 CET 2004

Dear friends - just to prevent further loss of time on the problem below - 
I realized that it was really a root finding exercise and not a 
minimization - uniroot solved the problem.
Sorry for the confusion.
Best wishes

At 00:06 11/23/04, you wrote:
>I hope you will forgive me this simple question on titration.
>I'm trying to find very small values from the algorithm below, which I 
>believe is
>correctly formatted, and the constants are also correct. When SID goes 
>over ATOT, fitted vales are
>much too low compared to the literature. I guess I must be using optimize 
>in a wrong way but cannot find out how to improve it. I'm on windows, R 
>2.0. Best wishes
>Troels Ring, Aalborg
>ATOT <- 0.019
>KA <- 3e-7
>KW <- 4.4e-14
>SID <- 0.01
>ff <- function(H,KA,SID,ATOT)
>{H^3 + (KA+SID)*H^2+(KA*(SID-ATOT)-KW)*H- KA*KW}
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