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Gradient in vector calculus is a vector field representing the maximum rate of increase of a scalar field or a multivariate function and the direction of this maximal rate.
Gradient may also refer to:
- Gradient sro, a Czech aircraft manufacturer
- Image gradient, a gradual change or blending of color
- Spatial gradient, a gradient whose components are spatial derivatives
- Grade (slope), the inclination of a road or other geographic feature
- Gradient descent, a first-order iterative optimization algorithm for finding the minimum of a function
- Gradient theorem, theorem that a line integral through a gradient field can be evaluated by evaluating the original scalar field at the endpoints of the curve
- Gradient method, an algorithm to solve problems with search directions defined by the gradient of the function at the current point
- Conjugate gradient method, an algorithm for the numerical solution of particular systems of linear equations
- Nonlinear conjugate gradient method, generalizes the conjugate gradient method to nonlinear optimization
- Stochastic gradient descent, iterative method for optimizing a differentiable objective function
- Slope, a number that describes both the direction and the steepness of a line
- All pages with titles beginning with gradient
- All pages with titles containing gradient
- Fade (disambiguation)
- Gradation (disambiguation)
- Grade (disambiguation)
- Rate of change (disambiguation)
- Transition (disambiguation)
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