Genetic algorithms

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A genetic algorithm is a form of evolution that occurs in a computer. Genetic algorithms are useful, both as search methods for solving problems and for modeling evolutionary systems. This chapter describes how genetic algorithms work, gives several examples of genetic algorithm applications, and reviews some mathematical analysis of genetic algorithm behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Science Handbook, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780203494455
ISBN (Print)9781584883609
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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