# Curves of Steepest Descent for 3D Functions

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The curve of steepest descent is determined by the negative of the gradient vector, which gives the direction of maximum increase. A numerical solution of the differential equations

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Contributed by: Michael Waters (January 2017)

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Published: January 16 2017