How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics / Edition 1

How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics / Edition 1

by Zbigniew Michalewicz, David B. Fogel, D.B. Fogel
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540660615

ISBN-13: 9783540660613

Pub. Date: 02/01/2000

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

This book is the only source that provides comprehensive, current, and detailed 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 detailed 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 discussion 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 learns the material in the book will be armed with the most powerful problem solving tools currently known.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540660613
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
467
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.34(h) x 2.15(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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