Books  Ecological & Biological Sciences  Physical Sciences  Computer Science 

Evolutionary Computation: A Unified Approach

Out of Print

By: Kenneth A De Jong

250 pages, 95 illus

MIT Press

Hardback | Mar 2006 | #160875 | ISBN: 0262041944
Out of Print Details

About this book

This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the field of evolutionary computation that takes an integrated approach. Evolutionary computation, the use of evolutionary systems as computational processes for solving complex problems, is a tool used by computer scientists and engineers who want to harness the power of evolution to build useful new artefacts, by biologists interested in developing and testing better models of natural evolutionary systems, and by artificial life scientists for designing and implementing new artificial evolutionary worlds. In this clear and comprehensive introduction to the field, Kenneth De Jong presents an integrated view of the state of the art in evolutionary computation. Although other books have described such particular areas of the field as genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, and evolutionary programming, "Evolutionary Computation" is noteworthy for considering these systems as specific instances of a more general class of evolutionary algorithms.

This useful overview of a fragmented field is suitable for classroom use or as a reference for computer scientists and engineers.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

The Greening of IT

NHBS Price: £25.99 $33/€29 approx

A Network Orange

NHBS Price: £71.99 $92/€81 approx

Linux Clearly Explained

NHBS Price: £32.95 $42/€37 approx

Algorithms on Strings, Trees and Sequences

NHBS Price: £64.99 $83/€73 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194