Artificial Intelligence: Applying Calculus to Advance Neuron Network Calculations

DICK WEISINGER | February 22, 2019

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Calculus ruled for hundreds of years after it was introduced in the seventeen century as a primary tool for explaining physics and the world around us. But, while math remains important, it has taken a back seat over the last few decades to numerical analysis and computations.One example is Finite Element Analysis, a numerical technique that simulates the stresses and strains and interactions of highly complex objects. The boundary conditions and geometries of physical things are typically too complex and too difficult to capture into a single or even a few equations. On the other hand, the numerical analysis of Finite Elements breaks problems down into hundreds or thousands of smaller pieces and individually solves the physics for each of the small more-regularly shaped subcomponents and then determines how the systems of pieces interact with each other. There are many smaller problems to solve, but the problems are much easier to solve. Finite Elements offers a consistent and reliable methodology for solving problems without requiring a deep understanding of math.

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