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Author Salamon, Peter, 1950-

Title Facts, conjectures, and improvements for simulated annealing [electronic resource] / Peter Salamon, Paolo Sibani, Richard Frost.

Published Philadelphia, Pa. : Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, 3600 Market Street, Floor 6, Philadelphia, PA 19104), 2002.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 electronic text (xiii, 150 p.) : ill., digital file.
Series SIAM monographs on mathematical modeling and computation
SIAM monographs on mathematical modeling and computation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-137) and index.
Contents Part I: Overview. Chapter 1: The Place of Simulated Annealing in the Arsenal of Global Optimization -- Chapter 2: Six Simulated Annealing Problems; Chapter 3: Nomenclature -- Chapter 4: Bare Bones Simulated Annealing -- Part II: Facts. Chapter 5: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics -- Chapter 6: Relaxation Dynamics-Finite Markov Chains -- Part III: Improvements and Conjectures. Chapter 7: Ensembles -- Chapter 8: The Brick Wall Effect and Optimal Ensemble Size -- Chapter 9: The Objective Function -- Chapter 10: Move Classes and Their Implementations -- Chapter 11: Acceptance Rules -- Chapter 12: Thermodynamic Portraits -- Chapter 13: Selecting the Schedule -- Chapter 14: Estimating the Global Minimum Energy -- Part IV: Towards Structure Theory and Real Understanding. Chapter 15: Structure Theory of Complex Systems -- Chapter 16: What Makes Annealing Tick? -- Part V: Resources. Chapter 17: Supplementary Materials.
Restrictions Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers.
Summary An introduction to simulated annealing. This book brings together for the first time many of the theoretical foundations for improvements to algorithms for global optimization that until now existed only in scattered research articles.
Other formats Also available in print version.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Notes Description based of title page of print version.
Other author Sibani, Paolo, 1954-
Frost, Richard, 1955-
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Subject Simulated annealing (Mathematics)
Simulated annealing
ISBN 9780898718300 (electronic bk.)
9780898715088 (print)
0898715083 (pbk.)
Standard Number MM07