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Differential Evolution: A Handbook for Global Permutation-Based Combinatorial Optimization

Godfrey C. Onwubolu
Donald Davendra
Organization: Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Department: Department of Applied Informatics
Book information

Publisher: Springer-Verlag (Berlin)
Copyright year: 2009
ISBN: 9783540921509
Medium: Hardcover
Includes: CD-ROM
Pages: 211
Out of print?: N
Additional cataloguing information: ISBN-10: 3540921508
Vol. 175 of Studies in Computational Intelligence (Editor-in-Chief: Janusz Kacprzyk)
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Motivation for Differential Evolution for Permutative-Based Combinatorial Problems | Differential Evolution for Permutation-Based Combinatorial Problems | Forward Backward Transformation | Relative Position Indexing Approach | Smallest Position Value Approach | Discrete/Binary Approach | Discrete Set Handling

This book is devoted entirely to Differential Evolution (DE) for global permutative-based combinatorial optimization.

Since its original development, DE has mainly been applied to solving problems characterized by continuous parameters. This means that only a subset of real-world problems could be solved by the original, classical DE algorithm. Suitable as a resource for both professionals and students, this book presents in detail the various permutative-based combinatorial DE formulations by their initiators, through extensive illustrations and computer code.

Supplemental Mathematica source programs can be downloaded from the publisher's website.

*Applied Mathematics > Numerical Methods
*Applied Mathematics > Optimization
*Mathematics > Discrete Mathematics > Combinatorics

differential evolution, combinatorial problems, forward backward transformation, set partitioning, relative position indexing, discrete set handling, permutative optimization