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zmalone

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I'm watching a lecture on Newton's method with n-dimensions but I am kind of hung up on why the professor did not use the negative sign while taking the first gradient? Is there a rule that explains this or something that I'm forgetting? The rest makes sense but highlighted in red is the part I am confused on if anyone can clear that up I'd appreciate it, thanks!

Where g(x,y) = 1-(x-1)^4-(y-1)^4

local maximum at (1,1) ; critical point at (1,1)

Gradient of g(x,y):

F(x,y,) = [Dg(x,y,)]transpose = [4(x-1)^3 4(y-1)^3]transpose

Why not [-4(x-1)^3 -4(y-1)^3]?

Gradient of F(x,y):

DF(x,y) =

12(x-1)^2 0

0 12(y-1)^2

Screen shot which is probably easier to read:

Where g(x,y) = 1-(x-1)^4-(y-1)^4

local maximum at (1,1) ; critical point at (1,1)

Gradient of g(x,y):

F(x,y,) = [Dg(x,y,)]transpose = [4(x-1)^3 4(y-1)^3]transpose

Why not [-4(x-1)^3 -4(y-1)^3]?

Gradient of F(x,y):

DF(x,y) =

12(x-1)^2 0

0 12(y-1)^2

Screen shot which is probably easier to read: