Hysteretic optimization is a recently proposed heuristic optimization method inspired by the demagnetization of magnetic materials by an alternating external field of decreasing amplitude. We demonstrate that its extension to general optimization problems works reasonably well for the traveling salesman problem. We propose an improvement for the general scheme.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2003|
- Traveling salesman problem
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics