Thursday, May 18, 2017

An Oversight on the Fermat Point Solution

  I just noticed an error in my the solution for the Fermat Point in the last blog but it didn't affect the results. One can solve the f correction equations for dx directly and the normal equations are not needed.

One can read f|x≠0 as "f evaluated at x is not equal to zero." The normal equations are useful when one has more equations than unknowns which often occurs when one is doing least squares fits. This method might be considered the equivalent of Newton's method for finding the zero of an equation in higher dimensions.

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