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Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series

Simulation-Based Optimization

Parametric Optimization Techniques and Reinforcement Learning

Authors: Gosavi, Abhijit

  • Accessible introduction to reinforcement learning and parametric-optimization techniques
  • Step-by-step description of several algorithms of simulation-based optimization
  • Clear and simple introduction to the methodology of neural networks
  • Gentle introduction to convergence analysis of some of the methods enumerated above
  • Computer programs for many algorithms of simulation-based optimization
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Simulation-Based Optimization: Parametric Optimization Techniques and Reinforcement Learning introduces the evolving area of simulation-based optimization.

The book's objective is two-fold: (1) It examines the mathematical governing principles of simulation-based optimization, thereby providing the reader with the ability to model relevant real-life problems using these techniques. (2) It outlines the computational technology underlying these methods. Taken together these two aspects demonstrate that the mathematical and computational methods discussed in this book do work.
Broadly speaking, the book has two parts: (1) parametric (static) optimization and (2) control (dynamic) optimization. Some of the book's special features are:
*An accessible introduction to reinforcement learning and parametric-optimization techniques.
*A step-by-step description of several algorithms of simulation-based optimization.
*A clear and simple introduction to the methodology of neural networks.
*A gentle introduction to convergence analysis of some of the methods enumerated above.
*Computer programs for many algorithms of simulation-based optimization.

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eBook $179.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Simulation-Based Optimization
Book Subtitle
Parametric Optimization Techniques and Reinforcement Learning
Authors
Series Title
Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3766-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3766-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5354-4
Series ISSN
1387-666X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 554
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