Music-Inspired Harmony Search Algorithm: Theory and Applications (Studies in Computational Intelligence) by Zong Woo Geem
English | May 12, 2009 | ISBN: 364200184X | 206 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Calculus has been used in solving many scientific and engineering problems. For optimization problems, however, the differential calculus technique sometimes has a drawback when the objective function is step-wise, discontinuous, or multi-modal, or when decision variables are discrete rather than continuous. Thus, researchers have recently turned their interests into metaheuristic algorithms that have been inspired by natural phenomena such as evolution, animal behavior, or metallic annealing.