The Location of the Maximum of a Function of Two Independent Variables When the Dependent and Independent Variables are Measured Without Error

by T. E. Oberbeck, Paul Armer

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A study of several attempts to impress the method of steepest ascent (gradient) on the tentacle technique for locating the maximum of the function of two variables.

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