Hysteretic optimization for the traveling salesman problem

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)


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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-297
Number of pages11
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2003


  • Hysteresis
  • Optimization
  • Traveling salesman problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Hysteretic optimization for the traveling salesman problem'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this