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How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics

Author: Zbigniew Michalewicz; David B Fogel
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second, revised and Extended editionView all editions and formats
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This book is the only source that provides comprehensive, current, and correct information on problem solving using modern heuristics. It covers classic methods of optimization, including dynamic programming, the simplex method, and gradient techniques, as well as recent innovations such as simulated annealing, tabu search, and evolutionary computation. Integrated into the discourse is a series of problems and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zbigniew Michalewicz; David B Fogel
ISBN: 9783662078075 3662078074
OCLC Number: 851379968
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 554 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
I. What Are the Ages of My Three Sons? 1. Why Are Some Problems Difficult to Solve?- II. How Important Is a Model? 2. Basic Concepts --
III. What Are the Prices in 7-11? 3. Traditional Methods --
Part 1 --
IV. What Are the Numbers? 4. Traditional Methods --
Part 2 --
V. What's the Color of the Bear? 5. Escaping Local Optima --
VI. How Good Is Your Intuition? 6. An Evolutionary Approach --
VII. One of These Things Is Not Like the Others 7. Designing Evolutionary Algorithms --
VIII. What Is the Shortest Way? 8. The Traveling Salesman Problem --
IX. Who Owns the Zebra? 9. Constraint-Handling Techniques --
X. Can You Tune to the Problem? 10. Tuning the Algorithm to the Problem --
XI. Can You Mate in Two Moves? 11. Time-Varying Environments and Noise --
XII. Day of the Week of January 1st. 12. Neural Networks --
XIII. What Was the Length of the Rope? 13. Fuzzy Systems --
XIV. Everything Depends on Something Else. 14. Coevolutionary Systems --
XV. Who is Taller? 15. Multicriteria Decision-Making. XVI. Do You Like Simple Solutions? 16. Hybrid Systems --
17. Summary --
Appendices --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: by Zbigniew Michalewicz, David B. Fogel.

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