## gradientIn plane analytic geometry, the gradient is an increase in y corresponding to a unit increase
in x. The gradient of a curve may
be found at any point along it by use of differential calculus.
Gradient is a vector quantity. In vector
notation, the gradient of a scalar field
W is the vector field W = i ∂W/∂x
+ j ∂W/∂y + k
∂W/∂z
In other words, the gradient is a vector of partial derivatives of a function that operates on vectors. ## Related category• ALGEBRA | |||||

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