I have been working with NNs for a while, but haven't dug too deep into this unfortunately.
By looking at the three neurons below, in each of their boxes we can see that they are really just making linear separations in the x1, x2 plane (of course not taking into account the third and upward Y dimension that make the sigmoid) and combining these into the decision boundary we see at the right.
I understand we need non-linear activation functions, but why?
How can combining non-linear perceptrons can make this three walled decision boundary?
Mathematically, can it be illustrated how we are allowed to go from a simple linear function, to a more complex non-linear function using multiple neurons?
I have looked around and articles just says that they can, but not how?