Irene Baroncelli: Genetic optimization. Diplom thesis, Ferrara 1991. Original title: Ottimizzazione genetica.

LINEAR OPTIMIZATION Introduction Transparent systems and isolating operations The simplex method for transparent systems Examples MATROIDS AND COMBINATORIAL PROGRAMMING The Steinitz exchange theorem Matroids Rank, submodular functions and circles Example Duality The greedy algorithm Applications P and NP problems GENETIC OPTIMIZATION Principles of genetics The method of tournaments Quicksort Preliminary experiments The partition of the island Steiner's problem A nonlinear integer programming problem DNA - program or data collection? NEURAL NETS The nervous cell Memory and learning Connectionism and neural nets Main types of neural nets Backpropagation of the error Genetic optimization of neural nets REFERENCES