How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics / Edition 2

How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics / Edition 2

by Zbigniew Michalewicz, David B. Fogel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540224947

ISBN-13: 9783540224945

Pub. Date: 12/08/2004

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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

Overview

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 puzzles to challenge the reader. The book is written in a lively, engaging style and is intended for students and practitioners alike. Anyone who reads and understands the material in the book will be armed with the most powerful problem solving tools currently known. This second edition contains two new chapters, one on coevolutionary systems and one on multicriterial decision-making. Also some new puzzles are added and various subchapters are revised.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540224945
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/08/2004
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2004
Pages:
570
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: What Are the Ages of My Three Sons?
Part II: How Important Is a Model?
Part III: What Are the Prices in 7--11?
Part IV: What Are the Numbers?
Part V: What's the Color of the Bear?
Part VI: How Good Is Your Intuition?
Part VII: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others
Part VIII: What Is the Shortest Way?
Part IX: Who Owns the Zebra?
Part X: Can You Tune to the Problem?
Part XI: Can You Mate in Two Moves?
Part XII: Day of the Week of January 1st
Part XIII: What Was the Length of the Rope?
Part XIV: Do You Like Simple Solutions?
Appendix A: Probability and Statistics
Appendix B: Problems and Projects
References
Index

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