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Simulated Annealing: Theory and Applications

  • Peter J. M. van Laarhoven
  • Emile H. L. Aarts

Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 1-6
  3. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 7-15
  4. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 17-38
  5. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 39-53
  6. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 55-75
  7. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 77-98
  8. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 99-138
  9. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 139-152
  10. Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Emile H. L. Aarts
    Pages 153-156
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 157-187

About this book

Introduction

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is Approach your problems from the right end and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. O. K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown 'The point of a Pin'. van Oulik's The Chinese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks or increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledg~ of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also ·happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the ~d and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non-trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and large-scale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics.

Keywords

Statistica algorithms chaos electrical engineering mathematical programming mathematics measure theory optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter J. M. van Laarhoven
    • 1
  • Emile H. L. Aarts
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesEindhovenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-7744-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8438-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7744-1
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