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ERIC Number: EJ900033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
An Introduction to Simulated Annealing
Albright, Brian
College Mathematics Journal, v38 n1 p37-42 Jan 2007
An attempt to model the physical process of annealing lead to the development of a type of combinatorial optimization algorithm that takes on the problem of getting trapped in a local minimum. The author presents a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that illustrates how this works.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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