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Problems demanding globally optimal solutions are ubiquitous, yet many are intractable when they involve constrained functions having many local optima and interacting, mixed-type variables. The Differential Evolution algorithm (DE) is a practical approach to global numerical optimization that is easy to understand, simple to implement, reliable and fast. Packed with illustrations, computer code, new insights and practical advice, this volume explores DE in both principle and practice. It is a valuable resource for professionals needing a proven optimizer and for students wanting an evolutionary perspective on global numerical optimzation. A companion CD includes DE-based optimization software in several programming languages.
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Kenneth Price (February 16, 1935 – February 24, 2012) was an American ceramic artist and printmaker. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute and Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design) in Los Angeles, before receiving his BFA degree from the University of Southern California in 1956. He continued his studies at Chouinard Art Institute in 1957 and received an MFA degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1959. Kenneth Price studied ceramics with Peter Voulkos at Otis and was awarded a Tamarind Fellowship.
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