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Hi all,

I seem to be quite stuck on figuring out how to leave certain letters (e.g. planck's constant h) inside the equation without having to assign it as some particular number. 

What I am trying to do is find the value of a when the following equation is at a minimum:

E = (a*(h^2)/2m) + 0.3989422804/sqrt(a)

Here h and m are what I want to set as constants without actually setting them to h := 1 because I want a in terms of h and m. I have already found the derivative dE/da:

((h^2)/2m) - 0.1994711402/a^(3/2)

But I cannot use fsolve to find the value of a at the minimum because it keeps saying that h and m are variables and unsolved for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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