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The other three individuals form the negative one VC− = (V1 + V2 + V3 )/3. 3 Examples of Strategies 55 Fig. 16. Rand4/Dir2 strategy. ω = V ∗ + ϕ · (3V ∗ − V1 − V2 − V3 ) . 21) It is obvious that ϕ = F/3 and VS = 0. This strategy is shown in Fig. 17. Fig. 17. Rand4/Dir3 strategy. Rand5/Dir4 Strategy Continuing to follow the tendency, we illustrate the strategy built on ﬁve random individuals, which form four random directions.

1d(N + 2) and Cf = 4(D/d)−4 + D . Fmax – maximum working load, S – allowable maximum shear stress, G – shear material module, Fp – preliminary compression force, lmax – maximum free length, dmin – minimum wire diameter, Dmax – maximum outside diameter, σmax – allowable maximum deﬂection under preload are engineering constants specifying the spring. What is a criterion for optimization in this problem? Upon which parameters (variables) does it depend? Derive a formula for the chosen criterion for optimization.

RAND/BEST group of strategies. 4 RAND/BEST/DIR Group In addition to the direction information the best individual is taken into account. The division of extracted individuals into two groups and the ﬁnding of their barycenters and the average shift are the same as in the RAND/DIR case. Thus, the diﬀerentiation formula is (see Fig. 6) ω = Vb + F · (VC+ − VC− + VS ) . 5 On the Constant of Diﬀerentiation The constant of diﬀerentiation F is one of the control parameters that considerably aﬀects the convergence rate.