Optimisation and Evolution
By (author) Peter Whittle
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Networks by Peter Whittle
Book DescriptionPoint-to-point vs hub-and-spoke. Questions of network design are real and involve many billions of dollars. Yet little is known about optimising design - nearly all work concerns optimising flow assuming a given design. This foundational book tackles optimisation of network structure itself, deriving comprehensible and realistic design principles. With fixed material cost rates, a natural class of models implies the optimality of direct source-destination connections, but considerations of variable load and environmental intrusion then enforce trunking in the optimal design, producing an arterial or hierarchical net. Its determination requires a continuum formulation, which can however be simplified once a discrete structure begins to emerge. Connections are made with the masterly work of Bendsoe and Sigmund on optimal mechanical structures and also with neural, processing and communication networks, including those of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Technical appendices are provided on random graphs and polymer models and on the Klimov index.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521871006
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Whittle
Networks, Paperback (October 2012)
This book is a masterful unification of disparate fields and lessons from nature and derives comprehensible and realistic design principles.
Neural Nets and Chaotic Carriers, Hardback (August 2010)
Develops rational principles for the design of associative memories, with a view to applying these principles to models with irregularly oscillatory operation so evident in biological neural systems, and necessitated by the meaninglessness of absolute signal levels.
Optimal Control, Hardback (December 1995)» View all books by Peter Whittle
The concept of a system as an entity in its own right has emerged with increasing force in the past few decades in, for example, the areas of electrical and control engineering, economics, ecology, urban structures, automaton theory, operational research and industry.
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Author Biography - Peter Whittle
Peter Whittle is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. From 1973 to 1986 he was Director of the Statistical Laboratory, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and this is his 11th book.
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