TY - CHAP A1 - Yann-Chang Huang A2 - Huo-Ching Sun A3 - Kun-Yuan Huang ED1 - Marcos de Sales Guerra Tsuzuki Y1 - 2012-08-29 PY - 2012 T1 - Applications of Simulated Annealing-Based Approaches to Electric Power Systems N2 - Simulated Annealing is a probabilistic meta-heuristic that is based on statistical mechanics: while at high temperatures molecules in a liquid move freely, the slow reduction of temperature decreases the thermal mobility of the molecules. The final state forms a pure crystal which also corresponds to a state of minimum energy. We encourage readers to explore SA in their work, mainly because it is simple and because it can yield very good results. BT - Simulated Annealing SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/50388 DO - 10.5772/50388 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-16 ER -