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Simulated Annealing

Advances, Applications and Hybridizations

Simulated Annealing is a probabilistic meta-heuristic that is based on statistical mechanics: while at high temperatures molecules in a liquid move freely, the slow reduction of temperature decreases the thermal mobility of the molecules. The final state forms a pure crystal which also corresponds to a state of minimum energy. We encourage readers to explore SA in their work, mainly because it is simple and because it can yield very good results.

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Simulated AnnealingAdvances, Applications and HybridizationsEdited by Marcos Sales Guerra Tsuzuki

Published: August 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3326

ISBN: 978-953-51-0710-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5705-2

Copyright year: 2012

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24651 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Adaptive Neighborhood Heuristics for Simulated Annealing over Continuous Variables

By T.C. Martins, A.K. Sato and M.S.G. Tsuzuki


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2. A Simulated Annealing Algorithm for the Satisfiability Problem Using Dynamic Markov Chains with Linear Regression Equilibrium

By Felix Martinez-Rios and Juan Frausto-Solis


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3. Optimization by Use of Nature in Physics Beyond Classical Simulated Annealing

By Masayuki Ohzeki


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4. Bayesian Recovery of Sinusoids with Simulated Annealing

By Dursun Üstündag and Mehmet Cevri


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5. Simulated Annealing: A Novel Application of Image Processing in the Wood Area

By Cristhian A. Aguilera, Mario A. Ramos and Angel D. Sappa


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6. Applications of Simulated Annealing-Based Approaches to Electric Power Systems

By Yann-Chang Huang, Huo-Ching Sun and Kun-Yuan Huang


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7. Improvements in Simulated Quenching Method for Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows by Using Search History and Devising Means for Reducing the Number of Vehicles

By Hisafumi Kokubugata, Yuji Shimazaki, Shuichi Matsumoto, Hironao Kawashima and Tatsuru Daimon


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8. Lot Sizing and Scheduling in Parallel Uniform Machines – A Case Study

By F. Charrua Santos, Francisco Brojo and Pedro M. Vilarinho


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9. Use of Simulated Annealing Algorithms for Optimizing Selection Schemes in Farm Animal Populations

By Edo D'Agaro


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10. Simulated Annealing Evolution

By Sergio Ledesma, Jose Ruiz and Guadalupe Garcia


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11. Design of Analog Integrated Circuits using Simulated Annealing/Quenching with Crossovers and Particle Swarm Optimization

By Tiago Oliveira Weber and Wilhelmus A. M. Van Noije


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12. Genetic Algorithm and Simulated Annealing: A Combined Intelligent Optimization Method and Its Application to Subsynchronous Damping Control in Electrical Power Transmission Systems

By Xiaorong Xie


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13. Fuzzy c-Means Clustering, Entropy Maximization, and Deterministic and Simulated Annealing

By Makoto Yasuda


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