• Erik Cuevas
  • Daniel Zaldívar
  • Marco Pérez-Cisneros
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 775)


This chapter provides a basic introduction to optimization methods, defining their main characteristics. This chapter provides a basic introduction to optimization methods, defining their main characteristics. The main objective of this chapter is to present to metaheuristic methods as alternative approaches for solving optimization problems. The study of the optimization methods is conducted in such a way that it is clear the necessity of using metaheuristic methods for the solution of engineering problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Cuevas
    • 1
  • Daniel Zaldívar
    • 1
  • Marco Pérez-Cisneros
    • 1
  1. 1.CUCEIUniversidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico

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