Introduction to Evolutionary Computation
This teaching pack is designed to introduce a number of evolutionary algorithms to 14 to 18-year-olds.
The pack comprises:
- An interactive PowerPoint presentation featuring key facts and introductory information on optimisation and how evolutionary algorithms can be used to solve optimisation problems.
- Provides a basic introduction to one of the most fundamental evolutionary algorithms known as the genetic algorithms.
- Introduces a simple Knapsack activity- how do you choose which items to take on a hike when your Knapsack has a weight limit.
- An interactive demo exploring how evolutionary algorithms can solve the knapsack problem.
The interactive Evolutionary Computation slides can be downloaded as a pdf here.
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