## 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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**Problem**Description 306 13.3.2 Similarity of Functions 307 13.3.3 Approaches for Analysic Dynamic Systems 313 13.4 Tools for Fuzzy Data Analysis 317 13.4.1 Requirements for FDA Tools 317 13.4.2 Data Engine 318 13.5 Applications of FDA ... Page viii

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**Problem**15.3.3 Fuzzy Sets in Scheduling Fuzzy Set Models in Logistics 15.3.2.2 Fuzzy Linear Programming in Logistics 15.3.3.1 Job - Shop Scheduling with Expert Systems 15.3.3.2 A Method to Control Flexible Manufacturing Systems 15.3.3.3 ... Page xi

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**problem**. 355 Figure 14-8 Fuzzy LP with min - operator . 357 Figure 14-9 Fuzzy sets representing weights and ratings . 366 Figure 14-10 Final ratings of alternatives . 368 Figure 14-11 Preferability of alternative 2 over all others ... Page xiv

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**problem**. Solution to transportation**problem**. Membership grades for slack time and waiting time . Membership grades for conditional parts of the rules . Membership grades for the rules . Definition of linguistic variables [ Rinks 1982 ] ... Page xv

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**problem**- areas in which the use of the theory of fuzzy sets leads to results that could not be obtained by classical methods ? Professor Zimmermann's treatise provides an affirmative answer to this ques- tion . His comprehensive ...### 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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