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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2007 vol. 9)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 72-80
Dianne P. O'Leary , University of Maryland
Francis Sullivan , IDA Center for Computing Sciences
ABSTRACT
Monte Carlo methods use sampling to produce approximate solutions to problems for which other methods aren't practical. In this homework assignment, we study three uses of Monte Carlo methods: for function minimization, discrete optimization, and counting.
INDEX TERMS
Monte Carlo methods, sampling, minimization, computer science
CITATION

F. Sullivan, D. P. O'Leary and I. Beichl, "Monte Carlo Minimization and Counting: One, Two, ..., Too Many," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 9, no. , pp. 72-80, 2007.
doi:10.1109/MCSE.2007.14
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