Stochastic Optimization Algorithms have become essential tools in solving a wide range of difficult and critical optimization problems. Such methods are able to find the optimum solution of a problem with uncertain elements or to algorithmically incorporate uncertainty to solve a deterministic problem. They even succeed in fighting uncertainty with uncertainty. This book discusses theoretical aspects of many such algorithms and covers their application in various scientific fields.
For psychic Sunshine Meadows, sometimes fortunes can be deceiving . . . Lately Sunny has been experiencing a period of big opportunity: her business in Divinity, New York, is thriving, and Detective Mitch Stone has finally agreed to take Sunny on a date. But thanks to her clairvoyant abilities, Sunny knows better than anyone that life deals out bad cards along with the good. When Sunny agrees to read tarot cards at the annual Summer Solstice Carnival, she meets her Granny Gert‘s “arch nemesis” Fiona Atwater, and is overcome by a vision of Fiona in a violent argument. Sunny knows trouble is brewing when Granny and Fiona start having squabbles all over town. But the fighting comes to a head when a local baker gets run over by a big white Cadillac—and Granny and Fiona are found at the crime scene. Sunny knows she should step aside and let Mitch handle the investigating, but she’s not about to ignore her visions and leave her granny’s life in fate’s hands . . .
Join the world-famous Betty & Veronica for some fabulous fun and fantastic fashion in this comics double digest featuring an ALL NEW LEAD STORY! In “Give My Regards to Brigitte,” songstress Brigitte Reilly makes her Broadway debut—but a rude Veronica in the audience creates a scene that will be tough for Brigitte to overcome!
Welcome to Riverdale, the home of everyone’s favorite teenager, Archie Andrews - and his closest friends! Dive into these beloved and classic Archie stories, which feature all the elements that have become an important part of pop culture. See the love triangle that includes girl-next-door Betty Cooper and wealthy socialite, Veronica Lodge! Share a burger with Archie’s best pal, Jughead Jones! Square off with tough-talking Reggie Mantle! Sit back and enjoy a chocolate shake at Pop’s! It’s all here for you to enjoy. Prepare to experience wonders of the teens' beloved hometown with stories like "Volley Folly," "Sleepy Time Pal," and more!
Meathead bridges scientific discoveries with athletic anecdotes to unravel the neuroscience of exercise for the jock, gym rat, and sports nut. This is one of few popular science books that strictly focuses on exercise and athletic performance at the level of the brain. This book also serves as inspirational reading for the “pre-determined” couch potato by showing how easy it is for the brain to positively crave exercise and the short- and long-term benefits of exercise for brain health and function. For athletes and coaches, this book provides unique perspectives for enhancing athletic performance and recovery.
Written in the same conversational tone that made The Macintosh Bible such a success, this book takes the concept of the ultimate reference book one step further. With completely updated information, more graphics, and dramatically improved internal design, this book is destined to become the premiere general reference book for today's Mac enthusiasts.
The first book to apply the latest scientific research to America’s favorite form of cooking, by the curator of the highly successful website Amazingribs.com, with 175 sure-fire recipes