Math/Latex to represent getting a minimum value in a 2D range subset

Hi everyone,

I would really appreciate some suggestions on what I am trying to say mathematically, and how to write it in Latex.

I have Data as a 2D table of values. I wish to obtain the minimum value of one particular row while considering the all columns of the table (happens to be zero to pi/2).

e.g.

B_max=4 | 7 | 4 | 5 |

# | # | # | # |

# | # | # | # |

B_min=2 | 3 | 3 | 2 |

what I had originally

maybe this one is better

If you noticed, I am more a programmer than a math guy. But if there is a programmers approach to writing math, i'd be very keen on reading it.

Re: Math/Latex to represent getting a minimum value in a 2D range subset

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Originally Posted by

**lordmule** Hi everyone,

I would really appreciate some suggestions on what I am trying to say mathematically, and how to write it in Latex.

...

If you noticed, I am more a programmer than a math guy. But if there is a programmers approach to writing math, i'd be very keen on reading it.

Maybe this is of some help: Help:Displaying a formula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Re: Math/Latex to represent getting a minimum value in a 2D range subset

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Originally Posted by

**earboth**

Thank you for the reply. I did find those math 2 latex useful.

My initial problem was lacking how to represent, mathematically, a function operating over a subset of 2D data of particular range. I believe that the 2D matrix needs to be defined first:

Code:

` Y = `

\begin{pmatrix}

y_{1,0} & \cdots & y_{cos \theta_i, 0} & \cdots & y_{0, 0} \\

\vdots & \ddots & \vdots & \ddots & \vdots \\

y_{1, cos \theta_o^{\prime}} & \cdots & y_{cos \theta_i, cos \theta_o^{\prime}} & \cdots & y_{0, cos \theta_o^{\prime}} \\

\vdots & \cdots & \vdots & \ddots & \vdots \\

y_{1, cos \theta_{o_{max}}^{\prime}} & \cdots & y_{cos \theta_i ,cos \theta_{o_{max}}^{\prime}} & \cdots & y_{0, cos \theta_{o_{max}}^{\prime}}

\end{pmatrix}

Then define the function on the range with subscripts:

Code:

`\begin{array}{l}`

B_{max} = min_{cos \theta_i, 0} \; Y : \theta_i = 0, \cdots , \frac{\pi}{2} \\

B_{min} = min_{cos \theta_i, cos \theta_{o_{max}}^{\prime}} \; Y : \theta_i = 0, \cdots , \frac{\pi}{2} \\

\end{array}

I believe it is a little clearer. Hopefully the reader will understand.

Comments welcome!