MTH301 GDB 2 Solution Feb 2015

Pick an area that has small hill. Starting at the bottom of the hill 1. Describe how to follow the gradient path to the top. 2. In particular, describe how to determine the direction in which the gradient points at a given point on the hill. 3. What should you do if you encounter a wall ? 4. Discuss whether the gradient path is the shortest path, the quickest path or the easiest path.