Market_Desc: Am Senior and Graduate courses on Engineering Optimization as offered in Industrial, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering departments, Engineers in practice in virtually all engineering fields. Special Features: Engineering Optimization, Second Edition supplies the student and practicing engineer with the tools to understand and use optimization theory. Am Surveys all important optimization methodsAm Covers both classical methods and new techniques that employ fuzzy logic and artificial intelligenceAm Presentation-proofs of derivations are used only if they serve to explain key steps or properties About The Book: In the most general terms, optimization theory is a body of mathematical results and numerical methods for finding and identifying the best candidate from a collection of alternatives without having to explicitly enumerate and evaluate all possible alternatives. The process of optimization lies at the root of engineering, since the classical function of the engineer is to design new, better, more efficient and less expensive systems as well as to devise plans and procedures for the improved operation of existing systems. Most optimization routines are lengthy and therefore are efficiently applied through the use of the computer, but an understanding of the processes is needed to identify needs and interpret results. This book supplies the student and practicing engineer with the tools to understand and use optimization theory.This book supplies the student and practicing engineer with the tools to understand and use optimization theory.
|Title||:||ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION: METHODS AND APPLICATIONS|
|Author||:||A. Ravindran, G. V. Reklaitis, K. M. Ragsdell|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2006-09-01|