New Optimization Algorithms in Physics

New Optimization Algorithms in Physics

Editor(s): Alexander K. Hartmann, Heiko Rieger

Published Online: 6 JUN 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527404063

Online ISBN: 9783527603794

DOI: 10.1002/3527603794

About this Book

Many physicists are not aware of the fact that they can solve their problems by applying optimization algorithms. Since the number of such algorithms is steadily increasing, many new algorithms have not been presented comprehensively until now. This presentation of recently developed algorithms applied in physics, including demonstrations of how they work and related results, aims to encourage their application, and as such the algorithms selected cover concepts and methods from statistical physics to optimization problems emerging in theoretical computer science.

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–3)

      Alexander K. Hartmann and Heiko Rieger

  1. Part I: Applications in Physics

  2. Part II: Phase Transitions in Combinatorial Optimization Problems

  3. Part III: New Heuristics and Interdisciplinary Applications

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