Some Comments on Evolutionary Algorithm Theory
The development of a sound theory that predicts and verifies existing evolutionary algorithms is one of the most important research issues in the field today. In mathematical proofs, the assumption of spherical symmetry is probably one of the most widely-used simplifications. This paper discusses to which extend spherical symmetry is appropriate for certain evolutionary algorithms. It turns out that spherical symmetry leads to simplifications in (self-adaptive) evolutionary algorithms, but that ...