org.jscience.mathematics.analysis
Interface GradientFunction

All Superinterfaces:
AbstractMapping
All Known Subinterfaces:
LaplacianFunction

public interface GradientFunction
extends AbstractMapping

The interface GradientFunction defines the methods that must be implemented for a class to represent a function with a gradient (the counterpart of the derivative for multidimensional functions). It should be used for a function of 2 (or 3) to 1 parameters on R.


Method Summary
 AbstractMapping getGradient()
          Returns the Gradient of this function, itself a mapping (vector field) of 2 (or 3) to 2 (or 3) parameters on R.
 

Method Detail

getGradient

AbstractMapping getGradient()
Returns the Gradient of this function, itself a mapping (vector field) of 2 (or 3) to 2 (or 3) parameters on R.

Returns:
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