Paradigms Of Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Vangelis Th. Paschos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119015197
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Paradigms Of Combinatorial Optimization from the Author: Vangelis Th. Paschos. Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area, lying in the interface of three major scientific domains: mathematics, theoretical computer science and management. The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimization series aim to cover a wide range of topics in this area. These topics also deal with fundamental notions and approaches as with several classical applications of combinatorial optimization. Concepts of Combinatorial Optimization, is divided into three parts: - On the complexity of combinatorial optimization problems, presenting basics about worst-case and randomized complexity; - Classical solution methods, presenting the two most-known methods for solving hard combinatorial optimization problems, that are Branch-and-Bound and Dynamic Programming; - Elements from mathematical programming, presenting fundamentals from mathematical programming based methods that are in the heart of Operations Research since the origins of this field.

Computer Science Handbook Second Edition

Author: Allen B. Tucker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203494458
Size: 63.47 MB
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Computer Science Handbook Second Edition from the Author: Allen B. Tucker. When you think about how far and fast computer science has progressed in recent years, it's not hard to conclude that a seven-year old handbook may fall a little short of the kind of reference today's computer scientists, software engineers, and IT professionals need. With a broadened scope, more emphasis on applied computing, and more than 70 chapters either new or significantly revised, the Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition is exactly the kind of reference you need. This rich collection of theory and practice fully characterizes the current state of the field and conveys the modern spirit, accomplishments, and direction of computer science. Highlights of the Second Edition: Coverage that reaches across all 11 subject areas of the discipline as defined in Computing Curricula 2001, now the standard taxonomy More than 70 chapters revised or replaced Emphasis on a more practical/applied approach to IT topics such as information management, net-centric computing, and human computer interaction More than 150 contributing authors--all recognized experts in their respective specialties New chapters on: cryptography computational chemistry computational astrophysics human-centered software development cognitive modeling transaction processing data compression scripting languages event-driven programming software architecture

A Career In Theoretical Physics

Author: Philip W Anderson
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814482528
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A Career In Theoretical Physics from the Author: Philip W Anderson. This unique volume presents the scientific achievements of Nobel laureate Philip Anderson, spanning the many years of his career. In this new edition, the author has omitted some review papers as well as added over 15 of his research papers. As in the first edition, he provides an introduction to each paper by explaining the genesis of the papers or adding some personal history. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the author's work which include significant discoveries and pioneering contributions, such as his work on the Anderson model of magnetic impurities and the concept of localization; the study of spin glasses, the fluctuating valence problem and superexchange; his prediction of the existence of superfluidity in He3; his involvement in the discovery of the Josephson effect; his discovery of the “Higgs” mechanism in elementary particle physics; and so on. The new papers added to this edition include ”Pressure Broadening in the Microwave and Infrared Regions” — a condensation of most of the author's thesis; ”Ordering and Antiferromagnetism in Ferrites” — the best-known of the papers written by the author involving what are known as “frustrated” lattices; and ”Localized Magnetic States in Metals” — a paper mentioned in his Nobel Prize citation along with localization and superexchange; to name a few. A Career in Theoretical Physics is an essential source of reference for physicists, chemists, materials scientists and historians of science. It is also suitable reading for graduate students. Contents:Pressure Broadening in the Microwave and Infrared RegionsAbsence of Diffusion in Certain Random LatticesTheory of Dirty SuperconductorsLocalized Magnetic States in MetalsInfrared Catastrophe in Fermi Gases with Local Scattering PotentialsThe Fermi Glass: Theory and ExperimentPossible Consequences of Negative U Centers in Amorphous MaterialsLocalization ReduxSuggested Model for Prebiotic Evolution: The Use of ChaosPhysics: The Opening to Complexityand other papers Readership: Physicists, chemists and materials scientists. Keywords:Theoretical Physics;Spin Glasses;Localization;High Tc Superconductivity MagnetismKey Features:Comprehensive collection of many significant topics Philip Anderson has worked onSome of the papers included are now hard to find elsewhere, and each has been embellished with commentary on how they came to be writtenAnderson has also provided an interesting introduction setting out his philosophy of what is important in scienceFully updated to include significant new papers (around 120 more pages)

Algorithms And Theory Of Computation Handbook Second Edition Volume 2

Author: Mikhail J. Atallah
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781584888215
Size: 27.91 MB
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Algorithms And Theory Of Computation Handbook Second Edition Volume 2 from the Author: Mikhail J. Atallah. Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, Second Edition: Special Topics and Techniques provides an up-to-date compendium of fundamental computer science topics and techniques. It also illustrates how the topics and techniques come together to deliver efficient solutions to important practical problems. Along with updating and revising many of the existing chapters, this second edition contains more than 15 new chapters. This edition now covers self-stabilizing and pricing algorithms as well as the theories of privacy and anonymity, databases, computational games, and communication networks. It also discusses computational topology, natural language processing, and grid computing and explores applications in intensity-modulated radiation therapy, voting, DNA research, systems biology, and financial derivatives. This best-selling handbook continues to help computer professionals and engineers find significant information on various algorithmic topics. The expert contributors clearly define the terminology, present basic results and techniques, and offer a number of current references to the in-depth literature. They also provide a glimpse of the major research issues concerning the relevant topics.

Meta Heuristics

Author: Stefan VoĂź
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461557755
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Meta Heuristics from the Author: Stefan VoĂź. Meta-Heuristics: Advances and Trends in Local Search Paradigms for Optimizations comprises a carefully refereed selection of extended versions of the best papers presented at the Second Meta-Heuristics Conference (MIC 97). The selected articles describe the most recent developments in theory and applications of meta-heuristics, heuristics for specific problems, and comparative case studies. The book is divided into six parts, grouped mainly by the techniques considered. The extensive first part with twelve papers covers tabu search and its application to a great variety of well-known combinatorial optimization problems (including the resource-constrained project scheduling problem and vehicle routing problems). In the second part we find one paper where tabu search and simulated annealing are investigated comparatively and two papers which consider hybrid methods combining tabu search with genetic algorithms. The third part has four papers on genetic and evolutionary algorithms. Part four arrives at a new paradigm within meta-heuristics. The fifth part studies the behavior of parallel local search algorithms mainly from a tabu search perspective. The final part examines a great variety of additional meta-heuristics topics, including neural networks and variable neighbourhood search as well as guided local search. Furthermore, the integration of meta-heuristics with the branch-and-bound paradigm is investigated.

Parallel Combinatorial Optimization

Author: El-Ghazali Talbi
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 9780471721017
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Parallel Combinatorial Optimization from the Author: El-Ghazali Talbi. This text provides an excellent balance of theory and application that enables you to deploy powerful algorithms, frameworks, and methodologies to solve complex optimization problems in a diverse range of industries. Each chapter is written by leading experts in the fields of parallel and distributed optimization. Collectively, the contributions serve as a complete reference to the field of combinatorial optimization, including details and findings of recent and ongoing investigations.

Intelligent Computing For Sustainable Energy And Environment

Author: Kang Li
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642371051
Size: 25.88 MB
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Intelligent Computing For Sustainable Energy And Environment from the Author: Kang Li. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment, ICSEE 2012, held in Shanghai, China, in September 2012. The 60 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and present theories and methodologies as well as the emerging applications of intelligent computing in sustainable energy and environment.