# SIMULATED ANNEALING

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- Also known as Metropolis Monte Carlo Simulation.

- Real annealing is heating and slow cooling to find
groundstate or equilibrium state at a finite tempertaure.

- Simulated annealing is an algorithm to do the same;
usually use Metropolis Monte Carlo algorithm and logarithmic
cooling schedule.

- Used to find optimal arrangement of wires on a computer chip
and for other optimization problems.

- E. Ribak, S. Lipson and JA used it to optimally phase a multimirrored
telescope.

- May be interchanged with molecular dynamics to
quickly equilibrate samples.

- Does not follow real time sequences.

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