xi, 251 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Complex design problems are often governed by a number of performance merits. These markers gauge how good the design is going to be, but can conflict with the performance requirements that must be met. The challenge is reconciling these two requirements. This book introduces a newly developed jumping gene algorithm, designed to address the multi-functional objectives problem and supplies a viably adequate solution in speed. The text presents various multi-objective optimization techniques and provides the technical know-how for obtaining trade-off solutions between solution spread and convergence"-- Provided by publisher.
"Discovered by Nobel Laureate, Barbara McClintock in her work on the corn plants in the nineteen fifties, the phenomenon of Jumping Genes has been traditionally applied in the bio-science and bio-medical fields. Being the first of its kind to introduce the topic of jumping genes outside bio-science/medical areas, this book stands firmly on evolutionary computational ground. Requiring substantial engineering insight and endeavor so that the essence of jumping genes algorithm can be brought out convincingly as well as in scientific style, it has to show its robustness to withstand the unavoidable comparison amongst all the existing algorithms in various theories, practices, and applications. As a new born algorithm, it should undoubtedly carry extra advantages for its uses, where other algorithms could fail or have low capacity"-- Provided by publisher.