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Introduction to the application of genetic algorithms in engineering

I. S. Shaw
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 17, No 3 | a699 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v17i3.699 | © 1998 I. S. Shaw | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 July 1998 | Published: 12 July 1998

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I. S. Shaw,, South Africa

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Abstract

Genetic algorithms constitute a new research area in the field of artificial intelligence. This work is aimed at their application in specific areas of engineering where good results have already been achieved. The purpose of this work is to provide a basic introduction for students as well as experienced engineers who wish to upgrade their knowledge. A distinctive feature of artificial intelligence is that instead of mathematical models, either direct human experience or certain functions of the human brain for the modelling of physical phenomena are used.

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