Applications of Category Theory to Fuzzy Subsets is the first major work to comprehensively describe the deeper mathematical aspects of fuzzy sets, particularly those aspects which are category-theoretic in nature, and is intimately related to the first eleven years of the renowned International Seminar on Fuzzy Set Theory. Though it brings the reader to the very frontier of the mathematics of fuzzy set theory, its extensive bibliography, indices, and the tutorial nature of its longer chapters also make it suitable as a text for advanced graduate students. Part I develops model-theoretic foundations for fuzzy set theory, and in doing so, comprises an extensive study of monoid-valued sets, sheaves over commutative cl-monoids, weak and quasi topoi, local existence in such settings, and categories with two closed structures, including the logic and inference rules in these latter categories for the unbalanced subobjects modeling fuzzy subsets. Part II refines and works within non-model-theoretic approaches to fuzzy sets, giving a full account of the use of categorical methods to describe fuzzy topology from the structure-theoretic, category-theoretic, and point-set lattice-theoretic viewpoints. Explored in detail are set functors, topological constructs, convergence, and the relationship between locales, fuzzy topologies, and functor categories. Part III addresses issues related to Part I and II, including pointless geometry, fuzzy paths and relational databases, fuzzy points and locales, sobriety and Urysohn Lemmas, and the relationship between the Helly space and the fuzzy unit interval. The fourth part consists of several appendices: round tables and open questions, a comprehensive bibliography, and two extensive indices.
Series: Theory and Decision Library B
Number Of Pages: 398
Published: 30th November 1991
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.67