Simulated Annealing and Boltzmann Machines: A Stochastic Approach to Combinatorial Optimization and Neural Computing / Edition 1

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Wiley-Interscience Series in Discrete Mathematics and Optimization Advisory Editors Ronald L. Graham Jan Karel Lenstra Robert E. Tarjan Discrete Mathematics and Optimization involves the study of finite structures. It is one of the fastest growing areas in mathematics today. The level and depth of recent advances in the area and the wide applicability of its evolving techniques point to the rapidity with which the field is moving from its beginnings to maturity and presage the ever-increasing interaction between it and computer science. The Series provides a broad coverage of discrete mathematics and optimization, ranging over such fields as combinatorics, graph theory, enumeration, mathematical programming and the analysis of algorithms, and including such topics as Ramsey theory, transversal theory, block designs, finite geometries, Polya theory, graph and matroid algorithms, network flows, polyhedral combinatorics and computational complexity. The Wiley - Interscience Series in Discrete Mathematics and Optimization will be a substantial part of the record of this extraordinary development. Recent titles in the Series: Search Problems Rudolf Ahlswede, University of Bielefeld, Federal Republic of Germany Ingo Wegener, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany The problems of search, exploration, discovery and identification are of key importance in a wide variety of applications. This book will be of great interest to all those concerned with searching, sorting, information processing, design of experiments and optimal allocation of resources. 1987 Introduction to Optimization E. M. L. Beale FRS, Scicon Ltd, Milton Keynes, and Imperial College, London This book is intended as an introduction to the many topics covered by the term ‘optimization’, with special emphasis on applications in industry. It is divided into three parts. The first part covers unconstrained optimization, the second describes the methods used to solve linear programming problems, and the third covers nonlinear programming, integer programming and dynamic programming. The book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students studying optimization as part of a course in mathematics, computer science or engineering. 1988

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About the authors: Emile Aarts studied mathematics and physics at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and received his PhD in physics from the University of Groningen. In 1983 he joined the Philips Research Laboratories at Eindhoven. Since 1987 he has been a consultant at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Jan Korst studied mathematics at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He joined the Philips Research Laboratories at Eindhoven in 1985.

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Table of Contents

SIMULATED ANNEALING.
Combinatorial Optimization.
Simulated Annealing.
Asymptotic Convergence.
Finite-Time Approximation.
Simulated Annealing in Practice.
Parallel Simulated Annealing Algorithms.
BOLTZMANN MACHINES.
Neural Computing.
Boltzmann Machines.
Combinatorial Optimization and Boltzmann Machines.
Classification and Boltzmann Machines.
Learning and Boltzmann Machines.
Appendix.
Bibliography.
Indices.

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