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S. JainNature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms with Javahttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7401-9_1

1. Introduction to Optimization: Problems and Techniques

Shashank Jain1  
Bangalore, India

True optimization is the revolutionary contribution of modern research to the decision process.

—George Dantzig, American scientist

This chapter introduces the optimization techniques, focusing on those that are metaheuristic/nature-inspired. You learn how to benchmark these techniques and the types of benchmark functions that are available.

Optimization at a Glance

Every day in business, government, and our personal lives, we decide how to best use available resources, ...

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