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Generic properties of the infinite population genetic algorithm

by Hayes, Christina Savannah

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The infinite population model for the genetic algorithm, where the iteration of the genetic algorithm corresponds to an iteration of a map G, is a discrete dynamical system. The map G is a composition of a selection operator and a mixing operator, where the latter models the effects of both mutation and crossover. This dissertation examines the finiteness and hyperbolicity of fixed points of this model. For a typical mixing operator, the fixed point set of G is finite and all fixed points are hyperbolic. 1
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School:Montana State University-Billings

School Location:USA - Montana

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:genetic algorithms

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