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Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications Paperback – Mar 1 2010
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The first edition of Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications (1995) was the first classroom text for undergraduates in the field. Now updated for the second time, this new edition features the latest advances in the field including material on expansion of the MLFE method using genetic algorithms, cognitive mapping, fuzzy agent-based models and total uncertainty. Redundant or obsolete topics have been removed, resulting in a more concise yet inclusive text that will ensure the book retains its broad appeal at the forefront of the literature.
Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications, 3rd Edition is oriented mainly towards methods and techniques. Every chapter has been revised, featuring new illustrations and examples throughout. Supporting MATLAB code is downloadable at www.wileyeurope.com/go/fuzzylogic. This will benefit student learning in all basic operations, the generation of membership functions, and the specialized applications in the latter chapters of the book, providing an invaluable tool for students as well as for self-study by practicing engineers.
About the Author
Professor Timothy J. Ross is a registered professional engineer with over 30 years experience in the fields of computational mechanics, hazard survivability, structural dynamics, structural safety, stochastic processes, risk assessment, and fuzzy systems. He has been an engineering educator at the University of New Mexico (UNM) since 1987 and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems.
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The subtle idea of Fuzzy Logic (FL) is that in uncertain or limited data (or too much data) conditions, POSSIBILITIES as well as probabilities can exist between 0 and 1, not just as stochastic weights, but actionable fractional values within algorithms and circuits, as meaningful and practical measurements and formulas. This valuable text is a great triple threat volume-- equally relevant for self study, courses, and professional reference. It has been extensively revised to include almost a total rewrite of the 1995 to present state of the art.
There are numerous other texts that are very good, but either incomplete or much too detailed and technical in one narrow area, and thus more appropriate for graduate research in specifically chosen areas, including theory. This text is robust in theory with just the right level of abstraction, but is really for both the practicing and student engineer, and leaves off just perfectly where the grad texts take off.
Some background in statistics, truth values and regular logic, mathematical logic, computational complexity, programming and related areas is helpful, but not required. The author does a great job of laying the foundation before moving into advanced applications, and you really can begin at a basic intelligent undergrad level and follow it upward.
There are very new areas like ecorithms that aren't covered, but you can mine the references or a seminal volume like Valiant (Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World) to fill in those details. As an engineer and a patent reviewer at payroy dot com, I am seeing numerous new filings using many new twists on FL-- so an additional audience for this fine volume is inventors in addition to researchers, students, engineers, circuit designers, etc.
Even game programmers are finding applications, which I think I can say without giving too much away! The most important point is that there really is no other alternative to this fine volume in thoroughness, quality and depth if you want to either learn, or apply FL in more depth. Highly recommended. Of the approximately 13 texts that are candidates for library purchases in our database in this area, this is #1.
CODE: As of this 2013 writing, the MATLAB web code on Wiley for this volume is still active-- very valuable indeed. If you buy the text used, you do NOT require any one time use codes that might be missing from the used text to access the extra features. Just be sure you get the 3rd edition if you do buy from Amazon warehouse or another Amazon third party used! The 1995 edition is way out of date today.
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