Suppose you have a population of N individuals with fitness
1, 2, . . . , N (i.e., all individuals have a
unique fitness value). Suppose you repeatedly apply tournament selection without replacement with
s = 2 to this population, without doing crossover, mutation, and replacement.
In other words, you run a genetic algorithm with selection alone.
After a certain number of generations you will end up with a population consisting of
N copies of
the same individual.
Can you give an estimate of the number of generations needed to achieve that?
Is the answer to this just