S Kirpatrick's scientific contributions

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... SA is another stochastic search technique which is first introduced by Kirkpatrick [43] and is too often used to solve problems with a discrete search space such as routing problems, travel salesman problems, task scheduling, etc. It has been developed based on the analogy between the way in which the crystalline structure of metal achieves near the lowest possible energy level during the annealing procedure of solids and the way in which a function may reach a minimum during a stochastic search of the solution space [44]. ...