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An Introduction to Fuzzy Logic for Practical Applications Paperback – November 15, 1996

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  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1996 edition (November 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387948074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387948072
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,208,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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Actually, quite enjoyable to read for students.
Karen Villaverde
The book did it in a simple way, with many examples and explanation for every topic to make even easier my introduction to this area.
David De Sousa
He provides enough examples that illustrate every concept.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ntsika Msimang on July 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
One thing frustrating with fuzzy logic books is that they are full of weird notation and have little or no adequate examples to illustrate the concepts. You won't find that problem with Tanaka. He takes you by the hand and shows you all the basics using easy to understand language. He provides enough examples that illustrate every concept. This book is very readable and I am willing to bet that an average high school student can find it accessible. It's that good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Douglas A. Lefelhocz on January 31, 2006
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You'll find one of the simpler introductions to fuzzy logic here. Unlike many more technical fuzzy logic books, much of the symbolism used gets explained. The diagrams of projection and cylindrical extension also help understand these notions in an intuitive manner. The book does have a slight error in that it claims a proof of a general theorem through the use of a single numerical example. But, the plethora of simple examples in this books make it a pleasure and an ease to read. You'll also find encoruagement if you have doubts about pursuing this field, as Niimura indicates that Zadeh had his original paper on fuzzy sets finished for two years prior to its publication, and it only got published, because he edited the journal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ray Burkholder on July 30, 2006
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I was impressed by the fact that most symobology used in the book is defined during its first use. There are a few symbols like 'sup' on page 38 that I'm still unclear about.

There are five basic chapters in the book:

1 Introduction

2 Fuzzy Set Theory

3 Fuzzy Relations

4 Fuzzy Reasoning

5 Fuzzy Logic Control

Chapter 1 is a brief two page intro to the concept. The chapter on Fuzzy Set Theory gets into the basics. I've read the descriptions of Fuzzy Logic in MathLab's Fuzzy Logic module and so was prepared for most what is in this chapter. As such, I'm still somewhat unclear as how Cartesion Products and Extension Principles are applicable to the whole concept of Fuzzy Logic.

In the chapter on Fuzzy Relations, further use of extensions is used along with the properties of composition. Simple matrix math is used in some cases to arrive at results in some of the examples.

The fourth chapter, which is about Fuzzy Reasoning, includes reasoning based upon Mamdani's Direct Method, Takagi & Sugeno's Fuzzy Modelling, and the Simplified Method. It is in this chapter where the earlier mechanisms of composition are utilizied. Defuzzification, which is final step of any fuzzy logic process, is lightly described with a brief reference to the standard centroid calculation.

The final chapter is light on formulas, and offers up a high level description of the superiority of fuzzy logic over PID controllers, and how the former can help the latter obtain better control in some situations.

After having taken a first read of this book, I'll have to go through it again to see if I can better relate Fuzzy Relations to the remainder of the book. In addition, now that I've got a better grasp on fuzzy symbology, I believe I'm ready to move on to the more heavy duty books of the subject area.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Nachbar on August 2, 2007
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This 136 page book provides a brief introduction to fuzzy logic and applications. However, I have to disagree with the comment that symbols are always defined when used, as many are not.

Also, I think the book may have suffered in translation, as there are quite a few errors, especially in the translation of formulas. For example, on page 27 is an incontrovertable mangling of De Morgan's laws. In other places, symbols are left out, subscripts and superscripts are inexplicably moved around, and shading for graphs and tables is mentioned many places in the text but mysteriously not present in the graphs and tables referred to.

Fortunately, Tanaka goes over the same topic from multiple prespectives, in most cases allowing the reader to figure out what is going on. As an introduction, this book would definitly have benefited from a table of symbols. However, overall, a good introduction to (or review of) the topic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alejandro Gutierrez on October 28, 2007
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After spending some time trying to grasp the concepts of fuzzy logic and fuzzy sets, I found this book. This is THE book to start if you want to get a quick introduction to what fuzzy logic is, and how to use fuzzy sets as a tool. I highly recommend this book if you are having problems following other books in fuzzy logic. There is an example for every concept that is introduced, making it really easy to follow and understand
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