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I have just started programming for Neural networks. I am currently working on understanding how a Backpropogation (BP) neural net works. While the algorithm for training in BP nets is quite straightforward, I was unable to find any text on why the algorithm works. More specifically, I am looking for some mathematical reasoning to justify using sigmoid functions in neural nets, and what makes them mimic almost any data distribution thrown at them.

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# Why do sigmoid functions work in Neural Nets?

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