Statistical mechanics approaches to complex optimization problems

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In recent years a number of methods developed in statistical mechanics have been applied to complex optimization problems. The results tend to be more in the form of general theorems and bounds than specific results for particular problems. They are nonetheless interesting, especially for the new viewpoints they bring to old problems. These new viewpoints, and possibly specific methods, may also prove of use in economic problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Palmer, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Book Title

  • The Economy as an Evolving Complex System: The Proceedings of the Evolutionary Paths of the Global Economy Workshop, Held September, 1987 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Start / End Page

  • 177 - 194

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780201156850

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1201/9780429492846

Citation Source

  • Scopus