Item description for Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing) by James J. Buckley...
This book is the companion text to Simulating Fuzzy Systems which investigated discrete fuzzy systems through crisp discrete simulation. The current book studies continuous fuzzy dynamical systems using crisp continuous simulation. We start with a crisp continuous dynamical system whose evolution depends on a system of ordinary differential equations (ODEs). The system of ODEs contains parameters many of which have uncertain values. Usually point estimators for these uncertain parameters are used, but the resulting system will not display any uncertainty associated with these estimators. Instead we employ fuzzy number estimators, constructed from expert opinion or from data, for the uncertain parameters. Fuzzy number estimators produces a system of fuzzy ODEs to solve whose solution will be fuzzy trajectories for the variables. We use crisp continuous simulation to estimate the trajectories of the support and core of these fuzzy numbers in a variety of twenty applications of fuzzy dynamical systems. The applications range from Bungee jumping to the AIDS epidemic to dynamical models in economics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Dec 14, 2005
ISBN 3540284559 ISBN13 9783540284550
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More About James J. Buckley
James J. Buckley is Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of "Seeking the Humanity of God. "Professors Jones and Buckley are the editors of "Modern Theology" and the General Editors of the series "Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology."
L. Gregory Jones is Professor at Duke University Divinity School. He is the author of three books, including most recently "Embodying Forgiveness."