Subject: W3_E6: dZ1 equation: Is ‘*’ a Multiplication Or Convolution?

Hello Everyone,

dZ1 calculation is defined (attached) in the problem.

Query: Is ‘*’ a Multiplication Or Convolution?

Sincerely,

A

Subject: W3_E6: dZ1 equation: Is ‘*’ a Multiplication Or Convolution?

Hello Everyone,

dZ1 calculation is defined (attached) in the problem.

Query: Is ‘*’ a Multiplication Or Convolution?

Sincerely,

A

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To elaborate a tiny bit, it’s an element-wise product. The two operands must be the same size, or must be broadcast-able .

Thanks Kic, TMosh for the response.

Equation: dZ1 = W[2]TdZ[2] * g[1]’(Z[1])

where g[1]’(Z[1]) = (1- square(A1))

Query:

W[2]TdZ[2]: Is this also a multiplication OR, should np.dot be used.

Sincerely,

A

Hi @Anurag_Dixit ,

Here is a **link** to a thread discussing the difference of * the elementwise multiplication and the and dot product operation, and how to spot them in a formula.