Handbook of Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming

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Jennie Si
John Wiley & Sons, 2004 - Computers - 644 pages
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  • Presents fundamentals first: Java For Everyone takes a traditional path through the material, stressing control structures, methods, procedural decomposition, and arrays. Objects are used when appropriate in the early chapters. Students start designing and implementing their own classes in Chapter 7.
  • Practice makes perfect: Practice It pointers suggest exercises to try after each section, simple programming assignments, and a variety of online practice opportunities, including guided lab exercises, code completion questions, and skill-oriented multiple-choice questions provide ample opportunity for student programmers to practice what they are learning.
  • A visual approach motivates the reader and eases navigation: Step-by-step figures illustrate complex programming operations. Syntax boxes and example tables clearly present a variety of typical and special cases in a compact format. Visuals can be browsed by students prior to focusing on the textual material.
  • Guidance and worked examples help students succeed: While an activity as complex as programming cannot be reduced to cookbook-style instructions, step-by-step guidance is immensely helpful for building confidence and providing an outline for tasks at hand.

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JENNIE SI is Professor of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. She is director of Intelligent Systems Laboratory, which focuses on analysis and design of learning and adaptive systems. In addition to her own publications, she is the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, and past Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. She was the co-chair for the 2002 NSF Workshop on Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming.

ANDREW G. BARTO is Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is co-director of the Autonomous Learning Laboratory, which carries out interdisciplinary research on machine learning and modeling of biological learning. He is a core faculty member of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program of the University of Massachusetts and was the co-chair for the 2002 NSF Workshop on Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming. He currently serves as an associate editor of Neural Computation.

WARREN B. POWELL is Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. He is director of CASTLE Laboratory, which focuses on real-time optimization of complex dynamic systems arising in transportation and logistics.

DONALD C. WUNSCH is the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri, Rolla. He heads the Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory and also has a joint appointment in Computer Science, and is President-Elect of the International Neural Networks Society.

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