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The Foundations of Fuzzy Control : International Cryogenics Monograph Series - Harold W. Lewis

The Foundations of Fuzzy Control

International Cryogenics Monograph Series

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1997
ISBN: 9780306454523
Number Of Pages: 300

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Harold Lewis applied a cross-disciplinary approach in his highly accessible discussion of fuzzy control concepts. With the aid of fifty-seven illustrations, he thoroughly presents a unique mathematical formalism to explain the workings of the fuzzy inference engine and a novel test plant used in the research. Additionally, the text posits a new viewpoint on why fuzzy control is more popular in some countries than in others. A direct and original view of Japanese thinking on fuzzy control methods, based on the author's personal knowledge of - and association with - Japanese fuzzy research, is also included.

`Easy, delightful, and insightful....Ideal for those who desire a conceptual and experiential introduction to the area without the drudgery of plowing through complex mathematics.' Choice (December 1997)

Introductionp. 3
Conventional Controlp. 9
Fuzzy Control as Artificial Intelligencep. 29
Some Relevant Aspects of Fuzzy Set Theoryp. 59
Classical Fuzzy Control Design and Implementationp. 95
Some Common Variations in Fuzzy Control Design Methodsp. 139
Miniature Steam Engine as a Test Plantp. 161
Simulation Model of the Test Plantp. 173
Fuzzy Control Designs with Auto-Tuning and Various Forms of Dynamic Compensationp. 191
Final Test and Resultsp. 227
Conclusions and Prospectsp. 261
Concerning Definitions of Artificial Intelligencep. 271
Sample Pascal Program Illustrating Fuzzy Inference Algorithms by a Simple Example with Three Inputs and Two Outputsp. 277
Symbols and Acronymsp. 283
Referencesp. 285
About the Authorp. 291
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780306454523
ISBN-10: 0306454521
Series: International Cryogenics Monograph Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 30th April 1997
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.63