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Authored by: Roberto Solis-Oba , Nasim Samei

Handbook of Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498770118
eBook ISBN: 9781351236423
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Typically, a combinatorial optimization problem involves a set E of elements (called ground set) and the goal is to arrange, group, order, or select a subset of elements from E that optimizes a given objective function. Classical examples of combinatorial optimization problems include the minimum spanning tree problem, the shortest paths problem, and the traveling salesman problem [1].

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