Music-Inspired Harmony Search Algorithm: Theory and Applications

EditorZong Woo Geem

Paperback | October 28, 2010

Music-Inspired Harmony Search Algorithm: Theory and Applications by Zong Woo Geem
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Calculus has been used in solving many scientific and engineering problems. For optimization problems, however, the differential calculus technique sometimes has a drawback when the objective function is step-wise, discontinuous, or multi-modal, or when decision variables are discrete rather than continuous. Thus, researchers have recently turned their interests into metaheuristic algorithms that have been inspired by natural phenomena such as evolution, animal behavior, or metallic annealing. This book especially focuses on a music-inspired metaheuristic algorithm, harmony search. Interestingly, there exists an analogy between music and optimization: each musical instrument corresponds to each decision variable; musical note corresponds to variable value; and harmony corresponds to solution vector. Just like musicians in Jazz improvisation play notes randomly or based on experiences in order to find fantastic harmony, variables in the harmony search algorithm have random values or previously-memorized good values in order to find optimal solution.
Harmony Search as a Metaheuristic Algorithm.- Overview of Applications and Developments in the Harmony Search Algorithm.- Harmony Search Methods for Multi-Modal and Constrained Optimization.- Solving NP-Complete Problems by Harmony Search.- Harmony Search Applications in Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering.- Optimum Design ...
Title:Music-Inspired Harmony Search Algorithm: Theory and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:216 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:216 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642101240

ISBN - 13:9783642101243

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