The flood searching algorithm, under the California Split rule, was studied. The flood search on a line indicated that no algorithm was capable of achieving an average-case competitive ratio of less than 4 in comparison to an optimal off-line algorithm. The study described the employed optimal scanning sequences. The sequences were obtained via recursive algorithms, which yield to complex behavior related to Hamiltonian chaos.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Applied Mathematics