Particle Swarm Optimization

Assuming that the construction awarding criteria is following the below average method, and that the current mark up used in the market is between zero and 60% ( all equally likely ). Using the Particle Swarm Optimization model , find the optimal markup value, knowing the fitness of a solution is function of the markup value.

Develop and submit a Java code for the problem, along with an excel file showing the progression of the markup value through time.

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