Boltzmann, Ludwig

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Ludwig, Austrian physicist who founded branch of physics known as statistical mechanics, 1844-1906.
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If we compare the GA to the combined used of reinforcement learning and simulated annealing with the help of Boltzmann distribution in terms of idle times (in the case of 30 different 20-machine flow-shop problems increasing the number of jobs from one to thirty), we will experience that the genetic algorithm approaches the optimum with equally well than the RL at first (up to ten-job problems), but an increase in the number of jobs issues in more and more bigger difference for GA against reinforcement learning (Figure 10).
where [pi] is the Gibbs or Boltzmann distribution and the constant k is assumed to be 1.
This means that the occupation probability f(v) of the responsible excited states does not follow a Boltzmann distribution f(v) = exp (-hv/kT) but the rule f(v) = constant (Fig.