February 17th, 2016, 04:18 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2016 From: United States Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Gradient Descent
Is gradient Descent only applicable for strictly convex functions, can it be applied to a function having more than one minimums?

February 18th, 2016, 08:52 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,264 Thanks: 902 
It can be applied to get one of the minima but there is no way to be sure which minimum you will get.


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