Save 40% on select Business & Management books + FREE shipping or 50% on Physics eBooks!

Natural Computing Series

The Theory of Evolution Strategies

Authors: Beyer, Hans-Georg

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-04378-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-67297-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-08670-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Evolutionary Algorithms, in particular Evolution Strategies, Genetic Algorithms, or Evolutionary Programming, have found wide acceptance as robust optimization algorithms in the last ten years. Compared with the broad propagation and the resulting practical prosperity in different scientific fields, the theory has not progressed as much.
This monograph provides the framework and the first steps toward the theoretical analysis of Evolution Strategies (ES). The main emphasis is on understanding the functioning of these probabilistic optimization algorithms in real-valued search spaces by investigating the dynamical properties of some well-established ES algorithms. The book introduces the basic concepts of this analysis, such as progress rate, quality gain, and self-adaptation response, and describes how to calculate these quantities. Based on the analysis, functioning principles are derived, aiming at a qualitative understanding of why and how ES algorithms work.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"He gives an extensive mathematical treatment of idealised models of behaviour for several types of EA … . The detail is extensive enough to guide and educate graduate students … . The figures are clear and convincing. Part of the quality of the book is its aesthetically pleasing layout, for both figures and mathematics. … The book is a desirable resource for all those, students and others, who need or wish to have a single portable source for the mathematically-based fundamentals of the subject." (John Campbell, Expert Update, Vol. 6 (1), 2003)

"Evolutionary algorithms (EA) have found a broad acceptance as robust optimization algorithms in the last ten years. … The aim of this monograph is to provide a theoretical framework for the ES research field. … The book contains references to open problems, to new problem formulations, and to future research directions at the relevant places." (Horst Hollatz, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 969, 2001)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-04378-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-67297-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-08670-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theory of Evolution Strategies
Authors
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04378-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04378-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-67297-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08670-0
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 381
Topics