Direction of vectors in quiver plot for gradient

Looking at the quiver plot in NG’s Lab 04, the direction of arrows at (w = 400, b = 100) seems to be away from the direction in which the steps have to be taken to reach the 0 gradient, can someone help me understand what the direction in this quiver plot indicates?

Hello @abhilash341,

Remember that we have a minus sign in the gradient descent update formula?


PS: I believe these graphs were from the Machine Learning Specialization, so I have moved your thread back to the MLS forum for you. Posting threads in the right forums help attract relevant audience to them :wink: