Genetic Algorithm Essentials

  • Oliver Kramer

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 679)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 21-28
  3. Solution Spaces

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      Pages 29-29
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  4. Advanced Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
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  5. Ending

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 85-92

About this book


This book introduces readers to genetic algorithms (GAs) with an emphasis on making the concepts, algorithms, and applications discussed as easy to understand as possible. Further, it avoids a great deal of formalisms and thus opens the subject to a broader audience in comparison to manuscripts overloaded by notations and equations.

The book is divided into three parts, the first of which provides an introduction to GAs, starting with basic concepts like evolutionary operators and continuing with an overview of strategies for tuning and controlling parameters. In turn, the second part focuses on solution space variants like multimodal, constrained, and multi-objective solution spaces. Lastly, the third part briefly introduces theoretical tools for GAs, the intersections and hybridizations with machine learning, and highlights selected promising applications.


Introduction to GA Evolutionary Operators Solution Space Variants Computational Intelligence Intelligent Systems Machine Learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver Kramer
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  1. 1.Department für Informatik, Abteilung Computational IntelligenceCarl von Ossietzky Universität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52155-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52156-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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