# Questions tagged [calculus]

For questions related to calculus (developed, among others, by Newton and Leibniz), in the context of AI (and, in particular, machine learning).

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### How can the gradient of the weight be calculated in the viewpoint of matrix calculus?

Let $\sigma(x)$ be sigmoid function. Consider the case where $\text{out}=\sigma(\vec{x} \times W + \vec{b})$, and we want to compute $\frac{\partial{\text{out}}}{\partial{w} }.$ Set the dimension as ...
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### BlackOut - ICLR 2016: need help understanding the cost function derivative

In the ICLR 2016 paper BlackOut: Speeding up Recurrent Neural Network Language Models with very Large Vocabularies, on page 3, for eq. 4: $$J_{ml}^s(\theta) = log \ p_{\theta}(w_i | s)$$ They have ...
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### For the generalised delta rule in back-propogation, do you subtract the target from the obtained output, or vice versa?

When I look up the generalised delta rule equation for back-propogation, I am seeing two conflicting equations. For example, here (slide 20), given $o$ (the output, defined in slide 18), $z$ (the ...
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### Is Gradient Descent algorithm a part of Calculus of Variations?

As in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calculus_of_variations The calculus of variations is a field of mathematical analysis that uses variations, which are small changes in functions and ...
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### Which linear algebra book should I read to understand vectorized operations?

I am reading Goodfellow's book about neural networks, but I am stuck in the mathematical calculus of the back-propagation algorithm. I understood the principle, and some Youtube videos explaining this ...