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Objective Function

The chromosomes are evaluated using a classical mathematical method for solving differential equations like, Euler Method, etc. The result of this method is a curve represented by pairs of y-t-values. To select the fittest chromosome for each population a quality value has to be determined, defined as following:


Given pairs of (xi,yi) with i=0, 1, 2, ..., n where n is the maximum number of steps used to approximate the result of the differential equation by the Runge-Kutta method. Then the objective function is defined:
$Q=\sum_{i=0}^{n} y_i \ \text{with} \ i=0,1,2,...,n$



The sum of all y-values is the objective function that determines the evaluation value for each chromosome.



Christoph Reich
1999-12-22