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SUROJ

  • 2 years ago

Anybody know how to find point with zero gradient in contour plot?

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  1. SUROJ
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  2. estudier
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    Maxima: nearby gradient vectors all point toward the critical point (function increasing) Minima: nearby gradient vectors all point away from critical point (function decreasing) Saddles: some nearby gradients point toward, others away.

  3. mathteacher1729
    • 2 years ago
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    The gradient is the 3d equivalent of slope from 2d calculus. The gradient is zero at a minima or maxima. (because at that point the slope is neither increasing (+) nor decreasing (-)) So looking at your contour plot... where is the minima (or maxima)? That's where the gradient is zero.

  4. SUROJ
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    @mathteacher1729 shouldn't that be around [0.3,0.3] in above contour plot?

  5. mathteacher1729
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    @SUROJ Yes, that sounds about right. You'd need more contour lines to be sure,though.

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