The Generation of Continuous Gradient Functions

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M. A. Fuller

Industrial Automation Group, Imperial College, London, England

M. J. Grimble

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sheffield City Polytechnic, Sheffield, England

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 100(2), 152-154 (Jun 01, 1978) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426357 History: Received May 18, 1978; Online July 13, 2010


Impulses in gradient functions are shown to arise when the systems contain impulses in their impulse response. Methods are described for obtaining search directions which are continuous functions and which can be used in gradient minimization algorithms.

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