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Design Optimization using MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS (Hardcover): Krishnan Suresh Design Optimization using MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS (Hardcover)
Krishnan Suresh
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A unique text integrating numerics, mathematics and applications to provide a hands-on approach to using optimization techniques, this mathematically accessible textbook emphasises conceptual understanding and importance of theorems rather than elaborate proofs. It allows students to develop fundamental optimization methods before delving into MATLAB (R)'s optimization toolbox, and to link MATLAB's results with the results from their own code. Following a practical approach, the text demonstrates several applications, from error-free analytic examples to truss (size) optimization, and 2D and 3D shape optimization, where numerical errors are inevitable. The principle of minimum potential energy is discussed to highlight the deep relationship between engineering and optimization. MATLAB code in every chapter illustrates key concepts and the text demonstrates the coupling between MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS (R) for design optimization. A wide variety of optimization problems are covered including constrained non-linear, linear-programming, least-squares, multi-objective, and global optimization problems.

Data-Driven Science and Engineering - Machine Learning, Dynamical Systems, and Control (Hardcover): Steven L. Brunton, J.... Data-Driven Science and Engineering - Machine Learning, Dynamical Systems, and Control (Hardcover)
Steven L. Brunton, J. Nathan Kutz
R1,300 Discovery Miles 13 000 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Data-driven discovery is revolutionizing the modeling, prediction, and control of complex systems. This textbook brings together machine learning, engineering mathematics, and mathematical physics to integrate modeling and control of dynamical systems with modern methods in data science. It highlights many of the recent advances in scientific computing that enable data-driven methods to be applied to a diverse range of complex systems, such as turbulence, the brain, climate, epidemiology, finance, robotics, and autonomy. Aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in the engineering and physical sciences, the text presents a range of topics and methods from introductory to state of the art.

Understanding Process Dynamics and Control (Hardcover): Costas Kravaris, Ioannis K. Kookos Understanding Process Dynamics and Control (Hardcover)
Costas Kravaris, Ioannis K. Kookos
R2,282 Discovery Miles 22 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Presenting a fresh look at process control, this new text demonstrates state-space approach shown in parallel with the traditional approach to explain the strategies used in industry today. Modern time-domain and traditional transform-domain methods are integrated throughout and explain the advantages and limitations of each approach; the fundamental theoretical concepts and methods of process control are applied to practical problems. To ensure understanding of the mathematical calculations involved, MATLAB(R) is included for numeric calculations and MAPLE for symbolic calculations, with the math behind every method carefully explained so that students develop a clear understanding of how and why the software tools work. Written for a one-semester course with optional advanced-level material, features include solved examples, cases that include a number of chemical reactor examples, chapter summaries, key terms, and concepts, as well as over 240 end-of-chapter problems, focused computational exercises and solutions for instructors.

Optimization for Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Theory, Algorithms, Modeling and Applications (Hardcover): Vassilios S.... Optimization for Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Theory, Algorithms, Modeling and Applications (Hardcover)
Vassilios S. Vassiliadis, Walter Kahm, Ehecatl Antonio del Rio Chanona, Ye Yuan
R1,753 Discovery Miles 17 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Discover the subject of optimization in a new light with this modern and unique treatment. Includes a thorough exposition of applications and algorithms in sufficient detail for practical use, while providing you with all the necessary background in a self-contained manner. Features a deeper consideration of optimal control, global optimization, optimization under uncertainty, multiobjective optimization, mixed-integer programming and model predictive control. Presents a complete coverage of formulations and instances in modelling where optimization can be applied for quantitative decision-making. As a thorough grounding to the subject, covering everything from basic to advanced concepts and addressing real-life problems faced by modern industry, this is a perfect tool for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in chemical and biochemical engineering.

Beyond the Worst-Case Analysis of Algorithms (Hardcover): Tim Roughgarden Beyond the Worst-Case Analysis of Algorithms (Hardcover)
Tim Roughgarden
R1,300 Discovery Miles 13 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There are no silver bullets in algorithm design, and no single algorithmic idea is powerful and flexible enough to solve every computational problem. Nor are there silver bullets in algorithm analysis, as the most enlightening method for analyzing an algorithm often depends on the problem and the application. However, typical algorithms courses rely almost entirely on a single analysis framework, that of worst-case analysis, wherein an algorithm is assessed by its worst performance on any input of a given size. The purpose of this book is to popularize several alternatives to worst-case analysis and their most notable algorithmic applications, from clustering to linear programming to neural network training. Forty leading researchers have contributed introductions to different facets of this field, emphasizing the most important models and results, many of which can be taught in lectures to beginning graduate students in theoretical computer science and machine learning.

Advanced Optimization for Process Systems Engineering (Hardcover): Ignacio E. Grossmann Advanced Optimization for Process Systems Engineering (Hardcover)
Ignacio E. Grossmann
R1,772 Discovery Miles 17 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on the author's forty years of teaching experience, this unique textbook covers both basic and advanced concepts of optimization theory and methods for process systems engineers. Topics covered include continuous, discrete and logic optimization (linear, nonlinear, mixed-integer and generalized disjunctive programming), optimization under uncertainty (stochastic programming and flexibility analysis), and decomposition techniques (Lagrangean and Benders decomposition). Assuming only a basic background in calculus and linear algebra, it enables easy understanding of mathematical reasoning, and numerous examples throughout illustrate key concepts and algorithms. End-of-chapter exercises involving theoretical derivations and small numerical problems, as well as in modeling systems like GAMS, enhance understanding and help put knowledge into practice. Accompanied by two appendices containing web links to modeling systems and models related to applications in PSE, this is an essential text for single-semester, graduate courses in process systems engineering in departments of chemical engineering.

Optimization Techniques (Hardcover): Chander Mohan, Kusum Deep Optimization Techniques (Hardcover)
Chander Mohan, Kusum Deep
R1,458 Discovery Miles 14 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book titled "Optimization Techniques" is based on optimization techniques and O.R. related courses for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and mathematics students of various universities as well as for researchers working on optimization problems. The main objective of the book is to acquaint and familiarize the readers with different types of optimization techniques, solving optimization problems, implementing computational techniques, abstracting mathematical results and proofs etc. The book gives a clear appreciation and good grasp over most of the currently available optimization techniques. Each method developed has been illustrated with solved examples. A set of exercises for self practice is given at the end of each chapter. A set of brief answer review questions relating to the finer detail of the topics discussed in each chapter preceding the set of exercises has been added to facilitate learning and enhance the value of the book.

Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2013): Panos M. Pardalos, Dingzhu Du, Ronald L. Graham Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2013)
Panos M. Pardalos, Dingzhu Du, Ronald L. Graham
R60,657 Discovery Miles 606 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The second edition of this 5-volume handbook is intended to be a basic yet comprehensive reference work in combinatorial optimization that will benefit newcomers and researchers for years to come. This multi-volume work deals with several algorithmic approaches for discrete problems as well as with many combinatorial problems. The editors have brought together almost every aspect of this enormous field of combinatorial optimization, an area of research at the intersection of applied mathematics, computer science, and operations research and which overlaps with many other areas such as computation complexity, computational biology, VLSI design, communications networks, and management science. An international team of 30-40 experts in the field form the editorial board. The Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization, second edition is addressed to all scientists who use combinatorial optimization methods to model and solve problems. Experts in the field as well as non-specialists will find the material stimulating and useful.

Programming Mathematics Using MATLAB (Paperback): Lisa A. Oberbroeckling Programming Mathematics Using MATLAB (Paperback)
Lisa A. Oberbroeckling
R1,387 Discovery Miles 13 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Providing an alternative to engineering-focused resources in the area, Programming Mathematics Using MATLAB (R) introduces the basics of programming and of using MATLAB (R) by highlighting many mathematical examples. Emphasizing mathematical concepts through the visualization of programming throughout the book, this useful resource utilizes examples that may be familiar to math students (such as numerical integration) and others that may be new (such as fractals). Additionally, the text uniquely offers a variety of MATLAB (R) projects, all of which have been class-tested thoroughly, and which enable students to put MATLAB (R) programming into practice while expanding their comprehension of concepts such as Taylor polynomials and the Gram-Schmidt process. Programming Mathematics Using MATLAB (R) is appropriate for readers familiar with sophomore-level mathematics (vectors, matrices, multivariable calculus), and is useful for math courses focused on MATLAB (R) specifically and those focused on mathematical concepts which seek to utilize MATLAB (R) in the classroom.

Optimization in Chemical Engineering (Hardcover): Suman Dutta Optimization in Chemical Engineering (Hardcover)
Suman Dutta
R1,636 Discovery Miles 16 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Optimization is used to determine the most appropriate value of variables under given conditions. The primary focus of using optimisation techniques is to measure the maximum or minimum value of a function depending on the circumstances. This book discusses problem formulation and problem solving with the help of algorithms such as secant method, quasi-Newton method, linear programming and dynamic programming. It also explains important chemical processes such as fluid flow systems, heat exchangers, chemical reactors and distillation systems using solved examples. The book begins by explaining the fundamental concepts followed by an elucidation of various modern techniques including trust-region methods, Levenberg-Marquardt algorithms, stochastic optimization, simulated annealing and statistical optimization. It studies the multi-objective optimization technique and its applications in chemical engineering and also discusses the theory and applications of various optimization software tools including LINGO, MATLAB, MINITAB and GAMS.

Operations Research and Optimization - FOTA 2016, Kolkata, India, November 24-26 (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Operations Research and Optimization - FOTA 2016, Kolkata, India, November 24-26 (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Samarjit Kar, Ujjwal Maulik, Xiang Li
R2,704 Discovery Miles 27 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses recent developments in the vast domain of optimization. Featuring papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Optimization: Theory and Applications (FOTA 2016), held at the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, on 24-26 December 2016, it opens new avenues of research in all topics related to optimization, such as linear and nonlinear optimization; combinatorial-, stochastic-, dynamic-, fuzzy-, and uncertain optimization; optimal control theory; as well as multi-objective, evolutionary and convex optimization and their applications in intelligent information and technology, systems science, knowledge management, information and communication, supply chain and inventory control, scheduling, networks, transportation and logistics and finance. The book is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and engineers from both academia and industry.

Applications of Combinatorial Optimization (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Vangelis Th. Paschos Applications of Combinatorial Optimization (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Vangelis Th. Paschos
R3,590 R3,381 Discovery Miles 33 810 Save R209 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area, lying in the interface of three major scientific domains: mathematics, theoretical computer science and management. The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimization series aim to cover a wide range of topics in this area. These topics also deal with fundamental notions and approaches as with several classical applications of combinatorial optimization. Concepts of Combinatorial Optimization, is divided into three parts: - On the complexity of combinatorial optimization problems, presenting basics about worst-case and randomized complexity; - Classical solution methods, presenting the two most-known methods for solving hard combinatorial optimization problems, that are Branch-and-Bound and Dynamic Programming; - Elements from mathematical programming, presenting fundamentals from mathematical programming based methods that are in the heart of Operations Research since the origins of this field.

Stochastic Dynamics, Filtering and Optimization (Hardcover): Debasish Roy, G. Visweswara Rao Stochastic Dynamics, Filtering and Optimization (Hardcover)
Debasish Roy, G. Visweswara Rao
R2,054 Discovery Miles 20 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Targeted at graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the field of science and engineering, this book gives a self-contained introduction to a measure-theoretic framework in laying out the definitions and basic concepts of random variables and stochastic diffusion processes. It then continues to weave into a framework of several practical tools and applications involving stochastic dynamical systems. These include tools for the numerical integration of such dynamical systems, nonlinear stochastic filtering and generalized Bayesian update theories for solving inverse problems and a new stochastic search technique for treating a broad class of non-convex optimization problems. MATLAB (R) codes for all the applications are uploaded on the companion website.

Constructive Computation in Stochastic Models with Applications - The RG-Factorizations (Hardcover, Edition.): Quanlin Li Constructive Computation in Stochastic Models with Applications - The RG-Factorizations (Hardcover, Edition.)
Quanlin Li
R3,982 Discovery Miles 39 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Constructive Computation in Stochastic Models with Applications: The RG-Factorizations" provides a unified, constructive and algorithmic framework for numerical computation of many practical stochastic systems. It summarizes recent important advances in computational study of stochastic models from several crucial directions, such as stationary computation, transient solution, asymptotic analysis, reward processes, decision processes, sensitivity analysis as well as game theory. Graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers in the field of operations research, management sciences, applied probability, computer networks, manufacturing systems, transportation systems, insurance and finance, risk management and biological sciences will find this book valuable.

Dr. Quan-Lin Li is an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering of Tsinghua University, China.

Optimization Methods and Applications - In Honor of Ivan V. Sergienko's 80th Birthday (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Sergiy... Optimization Methods and Applications - In Honor of Ivan V. Sergienko's 80th Birthday (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Sergiy Butenko, Panos M. Pardalos, Volodymyr Shylo
R3,043 R2,875 Discovery Miles 28 750 Save R168 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Researchers and practitioners in computer science, optimization, operations research and mathematics will find this book useful as it illustrates optimization models and solution methods in discrete, non-differentiable, stochastic, and nonlinear optimization. Contributions from experts in optimization are showcased in this book showcase a broad range of applications and topics detailed in this volume, including pattern and image recognition, computer vision, robust network design, and process control in nonlinear distributed systems. This book is dedicated to the 80th birthday of Ivan V. Sergienko, who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine and the director of the V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics. His work has had a significant impact on several theoretical and applied aspects of discrete optimization, computational mathematics, systems analysis and mathematical modeling.

Claims Reserving in General Insurance (Hardcover): David Hindley Claims Reserving in General Insurance (Hardcover)
David Hindley
R1,633 Discovery Miles 16 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a comprehensive and accessible reference source that documents the theoretical and practical aspects of all the key deterministic and stochastic reserving methods that have been developed for use in general insurance. Worked examples and mathematical details are included, along with many of the broader topics associated with reserving in practice. The key features of reserving in a range of different contexts in the UK and elsewhere are also covered. The book contains material that will appeal to anyone with an interest in claims reserving. It can be used as a learning resource for actuarial students who are studying the relevant parts of their professional bodies' examinations, as well as by others who are new to the subject. More experienced insurance and other professionals can use the book to refresh or expand their knowledge in any of the wide range of reserving topics covered in the book.

Handbook of Spectrum Auction Design (Hardcover): Martin Bichler, Jacob K. Goeree Handbook of Spectrum Auction Design (Hardcover)
Martin Bichler, Jacob K. Goeree
R2,203 Discovery Miles 22 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Following the successful PCS Auction conducted by the US Federal Communications Commission in 1994, auctions have replaced traditional ways of allocating valuable radio spectrum, a key resource for any mobile telecommunications operator. Spectrum auctions have raised billions of dollars worldwide and have become a role model for market-based approaches in the public and private sectors. The design of spectrum auctions is a central application of game theory and auction theory due to its importance in industry and the theoretical challenges it presents. Several auction formats have been developed with different properties addressing fundamental questions about efficiently selling multiple objects to a group of buyers. This comprehensive handbook features classic papers and new contributions by international experts on all aspects of spectrum auction design, including pros and cons of different auctions and lessons learned from theory, experiments, and the field, providing a valuable resource for regulators, telecommunications professionals, consultants, and researchers.

Integer Linear Programming in Computational and Systems Biology - An Entry-Level Text and Course (Hardcover): Dan Gusfield Integer Linear Programming in Computational and Systems Biology - An Entry-Level Text and Course (Hardcover)
Dan Gusfield
R1,308 Discovery Miles 13 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Integer linear programming (ILP) is a versatile modeling and optimization technique that is increasingly used in non-traditional ways in biology, with the potential to transform biological computation. However, few biologists know about it. This how-to and why-do text introduces ILP through the lens of computational and systems biology. It uses in-depth examples from genomics, phylogenetics, RNA, protein folding, network analysis, cancer, ecology, co-evolution, DNA sequencing, sequence analysis, pedigree and sibling inference, haplotyping, and more, to establish the power of ILP. This book aims to teach the logic of modeling and solving problems with ILP, and to teach the practical 'work flow' involved in using ILP in biology. Written for a wide audience, with no biological or computational prerequisites, this book is appropriate for entry-level and advanced courses aimed at biological and computational students, and as a source for specialists. Numerous exercises and accompanying software (in Python and Perl) demonstrate the concepts.

New Trends in Emerging Complex Real Life Problems - ODS, Taormina, Italy, September 10-13, 2018 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... New Trends in Emerging Complex Real Life Problems - ODS, Taormina, Italy, September 10-13, 2018 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Patrizia Daniele, Laura Scrimali
R2,799 R2,648 Discovery Miles 26 480 Save R151 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book gathers the contributions of the international conference "Optimization and Decision Science" (ODS2018), which was held at the Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina (Messina), Italy on September 10 to 13, 2018, and was organized by AIRO, the Italian Operations Research Society, in cooperation with the DMI (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) of the University of Catania (Italy). The book offers state-of-the-art content on optimization, decisions science and problem solving methods, as well as their application in industrial and territorial systems. It highlights a range of real-world problems that are both challenging and worthwhile, using models and methods based on continuous and discrete optimization, network optimization, simulation and system dynamics, heuristics, metaheuristics, artificial intelligence, analytics, and multiple-criteria decision making. Given its scope of coverage, it will benefit not only researchers and practitioners working in these areas, but also the operations research community as a whole.

Meta-heuristic Algorithms for Optimal Design of Real-Size Structures (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Ali Kaveh, Majid Ilchi Ghazaan Meta-heuristic Algorithms for Optimal Design of Real-Size Structures (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Ali Kaveh, Majid Ilchi Ghazaan
R2,753 R2,603 Discovery Miles 26 030 Save R150 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The contributions in this book discuss large-scale problems like the optimal design of domes, antennas, transmission line towers, barrel vaults and steel frames with different types of limitations such as strength, buckling, displacement and natural frequencies. The authors use a set of definite algorithms for the optimization of all types of structures. They also add a new enhanced version of VPS and information about configuration processes to all chapters. Domes are of special interest to engineers as they enclose a maximum amount of space with a minimum surface and have proven to be very economical in terms of consumption of constructional materials. Antennas and transmission line towers are the one of the most popular structure since these steel lattice towers are inexpensive, strong, light and wind resistant. Architects and engineers choose barrel vaults as viable and often highly suitable forms for covering not only low-cost industrial buildings, warehouses, large-span hangars, indoor sports stadiums, but also large cultural and leisure centers. Steel buildings are preferred in residential as well as commercial buildings due to their high strength and ductility particularly in regions which are prone to earthquakes.

Meta-heuristic Algorithms for Optimal Design of Real-Size Structures (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... Meta-heuristic Algorithms for Optimal Design of Real-Size Structures (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Ali Kaveh, Majid Ilchi Ghazaan
R3,080 Discovery Miles 30 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The contributions in this book discuss large-scale problems like the optimal design of domes, antennas, transmission line towers, barrel vaults and steel frames with different types of limitations such as strength, buckling, displacement and natural frequencies. The authors use a set of definite algorithms for the optimization of all types of structures. They also add a new enhanced version of VPS and information about configuration processes to all chapters. Domes are of special interest to engineers as they enclose a maximum amount of space with a minimum surface and have proven to be very economical in terms of consumption of constructional materials. Antennas and transmission line towers are the one of the most popular structure since these steel lattice towers are inexpensive, strong, light and wind resistant. Architects and engineers choose barrel vaults as viable and often highly suitable forms for covering not only low-cost industrial buildings, warehouses, large-span hangars, indoor sports stadiums, but also large cultural and leisure centers. Steel buildings are preferred in residential as well as commercial buildings due to their high strength and ductility particularly in regions which are prone to earthquakes.

2016 MATRIX Annals (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018): David R. Wood 2016 MATRIX Annals (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
David R. Wood; Edited by Jan De Gier, Cheryl E Praeger, Terence Tao
R2,592 Discovery Miles 25 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

MATRIX is Australia's international, residential mathematical research institute. It facilitates new collaborations and mathematical advances through intensive residential research programs, each lasting 1-4 weeks. This book is a scientific record of the five programs held at MATRIX in its first year, 2016: - Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics - Winter of Disconnectedness - Approximation and Optimisation - Refining C*-Algebraic Invariants for Dynamics using KK-theory - Interactions between Topological Recursion, Modularity, Quantum Invariants and Low- dimensional Topology The MATRIX Scientific Committee selected these programs based on their scientific excellence and the participation rate of high-profile international participants. Each program included ample unstructured time to encourage collaborative research; some of the longer programs also included an embedded conference or lecture series. The articles are grouped into peer-reviewed contributions and other contributions. The peer-reviewed articles present original results or reviews on selected topics related to the MATRIX program; the remaining contributions are predominantly lecture notes based on talks or activities at MATRIX.

Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Ashok D. Belegundu, Tirupathi R.... Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Ashok D. Belegundu, Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla
R2,362 Discovery Miles 23 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Organizations and businesses strive toward excellence, and solutions to problems are based mostly on judgment and experience. However, increased competition and consumer demands require that the solutions be optimum and not just feasible. Theory leads to algorithms. Algorithms need to be translated into computer codes. Engineering problems need to be modeled. Optimum solutions are obtained using theory and computers, and then interpreted. Revised and expanded in its third edition, this textbook integrates theory, modeling, development of numerical methods, and problem solving, thus preparing students to apply optimization to real-world problems. This text covers a broad variety of optimization problems using: unconstrained, constrained, gradient, and non-gradient techniques; duality concepts; multi-objective optimization; linear, integer, geometric, and dynamic programming with applications; and finite element-based optimization. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in optimization design and for practicing engineers.

In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman - Mathematics at the Limits of Computation (Paperback): William J. Cook In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman - Mathematics at the Limits of Computation (Paperback)
William J. Cook
R375 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R66 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What is the shortest possible route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit each city on a list exactly once and return to his city of origin? It sounds simple enough, yet the traveling salesman problem is one of the most intensely studied puzzles in applied mathematics--and it has defied solution to this day. In this book, William Cook takes readers on a mathematical excursion, picking up the salesman's trail in the 1800s when Irish mathematician W. R. Hamilton first defined the problem, and venturing to the furthest limits of today's state-of-the-art attempts to solve it. He also explores its many important applications, from genome sequencing and designing computer processors to arranging music and hunting for planets.

"In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman" travels to the very threshold of our understanding about the nature of complexity, and challenges you yourself to discover the solution to this captivating mathematical problem.

Currents in Industrial Mathematics 2015 - From Concepts to Research to Education (Hardcover): Helmut Neunzert, Dieter... Currents in Industrial Mathematics 2015 - From Concepts to Research to Education (Hardcover)
Helmut Neunzert, Dieter Pratzel-Wolters; Translated by William Uber
R2,543 R1,984 Discovery Miles 19 840 Save R559 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers an insider's view of how industrial problems are translated into mathematics and how solving the mathematics leads to convincing industrial solutions as well. In 6 technical chapters, a wide range of industrial problems is modeled, simulated, and optimized; 4 others describe the modeling, computing, optimization, and data analysis concepts shaping the work of the Fraunhofer ITWM. Each technical chapter illustrates how the relevant mathematics has been adapted or extended for the specific application and details the underlying practical problem and resulting software. The final chapter shows how the use of mathematical modeling in the classroom can change the image of this subject, making it exciting and fun.

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