## Practical Genetic Algorithms (Google eBook)* This book deals with the fundamentals of genetic algorithms and their applications in a variety of different areas of engineering and science * Most significant update to the second edition is the MATLAB codes that accompany the text * Provides a thorough discussion of hybrid genetic algorithms * Features more examples than first edition |

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A dificulty with optimization is determining if a given minimum is the best (global) minimum or a suboptimal one (local).

Finding the min. of a nonlinear fct. is especially difficult. Typical approaches to highly nonlinear problems involve either linearizing the problem in a very confined region or restricting the opimization to a small region. In short, we cheat.

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User Review - Atheer - GoodreadsUseful book with easy to digest approach to GA. helped me to understand the GA toolbox in Matlab Read full review

### Contents

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2 The Binary Genetic Algorithm | 27 |

3 The Continuous Genetic Algorithm | 51 |

4 Basic Applications | 67 |

5 An Added Level of Sophistication | 95 |

6 Advanced Applications | 151 |

7 More Natural Optimization Algorithms | 187 |

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