Simulated Annealing

Simulated annealing copies a phenomenon in nature--the annealing of solids--to optimize a complex system. Annealing refers to heating a solid and then cooling it slowly. Complete the following assignment using simulated annealing to arrive at an optimal solution.


Download these files to retrieve the latest versions of the example simulated annealing files in MATLAB and Python. These programs can serve as starting points for designing the homework solutions.

Download Simulated Annealing Example Files


This assignment can be completed in groups of two. Additional guidelines on individual, collaborative, and group assignments are provided under the Expectations link.

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