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Old 06-11-2019, 07:44 PM
jewelltaylor9430 jewelltaylor9430 is offline
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Unhappy Problem 1.3 Question Please Help

Question 1.3 A: Let p = min(1=<n=<N) y(n)(w*Yx(n)). Show that p > 0.

(For lack of any other notation I use brackets to represent subscripts, sorry)

Question 1.3 B: Show that wT(t)w* >= wT(t-1)w* + p, and conclude that wT(t)w* >= tp

My Questions:
- I understand p is defined in A but I am not familiar with the notation and I do not know what it represents. What is the min expression getting at? Is it the fact the value of p such that the value of n is minimized? Can you give me intuition behind what p actually is?

- How does the the RHS of the first inequality relate to the RHS of the second inequality in B? My understanding is t represents the iteration number of the perceptron algorithim. Is this the case or am I mistaken? Does tp somehow equal wT(t-1)w* + p and if so where the heck does it come from? I am so confused

Any help would be much appreciated, I have been stumped on this question for too long
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