Minimization — Global Methods
The minimal solution is usually defined as the global one or one of them when there are multiple global minima. Finding a global minimum is non-trivial if the energy function contains many local minima. Whereas methods for local minimization are quite mature with commercial software on market, the study of global minimization is still young. There are no efficient algorithms which guarantee to find globally minimal solutions as are there for local minimization.
KeywordsSimulated Annealing Global Minimum Minimal Solution Global Method Gibbs Distribution
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