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Illustrating Evolutionary Computation with Mathematica

Christian Jacob (University of Calgary)



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Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
29 January 2001
An essential capacity of intelligence is the ability to learn. An artificially intelligent system that could learn would not have to be programmed for every eventuality; it could adapt to its changing environment and conditions just as biological systems do. Illustrating Evolutionary Computation with Mathematica introduces evolutionary computation to the technically savvy reader who wishes to explore this fascinating and increasingly important field. Unique among books on evolutionary computation, the book also explores the application of evolution to developmental processes in nature, such as the growth processes in cells and plants. If you are a newcomer to the evolutionary computation field, an engineer, a programmer, or even a biologist wanting to learn how to model the evolution and coevolution of plants, this book will provide you with a visually rich and engaging account of this complex subject.
By:   Christian Jacob (University of Calgary)
Imprint:   Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 187mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   1.200kg
ISBN:   9781558606371
ISBN 10:   1558606378
Series:   The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Artificial Intelligence
Pages:   578
Publication Date:   29 January 2001
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part 1: Fascinating Evolution Part 2: Evolutionary Computation Part 3: If Darwin was a Programmer Part 4: Evolution of Developmental Programs

Christian Jacob is assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. His areas of interest include evolutionary algorithms, Lindenmayer systems, ecosystems modeling, distributed computing, alternative programming paradigms, biocomputing, and bioinformatics. He is the author of the German edition of this book, Principia Evolvica Simulierte Evolution mit Mathematica, published by dpunkt.verlag.

Reviews for Illustrating Evolutionary Computation with Mathematica

This book provides a thorough survey of evolutionary computation techniques, including genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolutionary programming, and evolution strategies. The author uses mathematica to illustrate the examples. If you know mathematica, you'll find this unique angle to be invaluable, but even if you don't know mathematica, if you're familiar with any programming languages, or matlab, maple, etc., you should be able to make the connections. The figures in this book have to be the most illustrative examples offered in any evolutionary computation text to date. The text is easy to read and very informative. -- Review in IEEE Computer Magazine, June issue.*5* star review

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