## Fuzzy Set Theory—and Its ApplicationsSince its inception, the theory of fuzzy sets has advanced in a variety of ways and in many disciplines. Applications of fuzzy technology can be found in artificial intelligence, computer science, control engineering, decision theory, expert systems, logic, management science, operations research, robotics, and others. Theoretical advances have been made in many directions. The primary goal of Fuzzy Set Theory - and its Applications, Fourth Edition is to provide a textbook for courses in fuzzy set theory, and a book that can be used as an introduction. To balance the character of a textbook with the dynamic nature of this research, many useful references have been added to develop a deeper understanding for the interested reader. Fuzzy Set Theory - and its Applications, Fourth Edition updates the research agenda with chapters on possibility theory, fuzzy logic and approximate reasoning, expert systems, fuzzy control, fuzzy data analysis, decision making and fuzzy set models in operations research. Chapters have been updated and extended exercises are included. |

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**Parameters**240 11.5.1 Scaling Factors 240 11.5.2 Fuzzy Sets 240 11.5.3 Rules 242 11.6 Adaptive Fuzzy Control 243 11.7 Applications 244 11.7.1 Crane Control 244 11.7.2 Control of a Model Car 246 11.7.3 Control of a Diesel Engine 248 11.7 ... Page x

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**Parameters**describing fuzzy sets . Influence of symmetry . 241 242 Figure 11-11 Condition width . 242 Figure 11-12 Figure 11-13 Container crane [ von Altrock 1993 ] . Phases of motion . 245 245 Figure 11-14 Figure 11-15 Input variables ... Page xiii

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**parameters**. 89 39 40 41 Table 6-1 Properties of fuzzy relations . 89 Table 8-1 Rough taxonomy of uncertainty properties . 121 Table 8-2 Possibility functions . 128 Table 8-3 Koopman's vs. Kolmogoroff's probabilities . 136 Table 8-4 ... Page 1

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**parameters**of a model represent exactly either our perception of the phenomenon modeled or the features of the real system that has been modeled . Generally , precision also implies that the model is unequivocal , that is , that it ... Page 6

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**parameter**( as in tolerance analysis ) . Fuzzy set theory provides a strict mathematical framework ( there is nothing fuzzy about fuzzy set theory ! ) in which vague conceptual phenomena can be precisely and rigorously studied . It can ...### Contents

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The Extension Principle and Applications | 54 |

Fuzzy Relations on Sets and Fuzzy Sets | 71 |

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Applications of Fuzzy Set Theory | 139 |

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Fuzzy Sets and Expert Systems | 185 |

Fuzzy Control | 223 |

Fuzzy Data Bases and Queries | 265 |

Decision Making in Fuzzy Environments | 329 |

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Applications of Fuzzy Sets in Engineering and Management | 371 |

Empirical Research in Fuzzy Set Theory | 443 |

Future Perspectives | 477 |

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