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  • Paperback: 606 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd Revised edition edition (15 Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047074376X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470743768
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 3.3 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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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 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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Good simple and concise introduction to FL nomenclature, basic set and development into fuzzy set operations. There is a good example of a basic FL application to a dc Motor (Ex 3-8), explains the basics of FL controllers, and develops the ideas about fuzzification and the real world reverse process.Good application base problem solving, eg chapter 11 where FL is used to remove "salt and pepper" errors in digital image processing. Chapter 13 covers the single tank level controller and the 3 tank problem. I would have liked to have seen a lot more technical help with regard to setting some of these problems up in, say, matlab to simulate some of the controllers. Statistical process control is discussed with a good example in Ex13-7 page 468.
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This book can serve as a starting point for doing fuzzy logic. It lacks the rigorous mathematical development of Klir's texts, and the broader contextual overview (with math) of Kosko's texts but after reading it the student can begin doing some fuzzy logic work. The problem is that it without the more rigorous backgrounds provided by other more advanced works the student can stumble into using fuzzy reasoning incorrectly. I would recommend it to undergraduates, and people who want to use it to clarify stuff from other more theoretical sources, but advise using caution in taking it at face value. I do know that Louisiana Tech uses it as a starting point for some of their undergraduate students
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I enjoyed reading this book especially for its simplicity and wide coverage. I recommended it to many of my students and colleagues, for having a deep understanding of the subject in an informal but systemetic approach.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd Edition of the "Bible" of Applications 16 Jun. 2013
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From its humble beginnings in 1922 in infinite valued logics (ie uncertainty), fuzzy logic has grown exponentially both in theory and practice, and in applications as far flung as disc brakes, DNA sequencing, high speed trains, medical devices, musical synthesizers, camera apertures, star measurements, text mining, data mining, seismology, oceanography, biotechnology, web searches, aileron control, smart phone pen scripts, and much more.

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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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book; Needs Answer Key for at least a few problems per chapter to help people who self study 24 Nov. 2016
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Decent textbook on the subject. The main issue I have with this book is there's no answer key for a subset of the problems each chapter, making it so one cannot self study the material easily. I don't know how most people are when they self study material, but I like to actually solve problems and be able to check I have the logic right when I am learning, and it's impossible to check answers with this book alone. This is a frustration when someone as myself are working in industry and don't have a class where I can get problems graded or some answer key.

I hope that future versions can add answers for at least a couple problems per chapter so people who self study can make better use of this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent beginner text for Fuzzy Logic 28 May 2014
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This is a great resource for someone with no exposure to Fuzzy Logic. It walks through the basics of fuzzy set theory in a clear and fairly comprehensive manner. It ventures into applications regarding Fuzzy Logic Controllers, but only at an introductory level. This is a good place to start with Fuzzy Logic, but its insufficient for a stand-alone book in Fuzzy Logic Controllers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Beginner to Intermediate Book on Fuzzy-Logic 11 April 2013
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I bought this book not knowing what Fuzzy-Logic was - as I thought I might be using it in my research - which didn't happen - but I must say that this is a great book and it was easy for me to read and understand the concepts - the author spells everything out very clearly and provides graphics to assist in the explainations of the concepts.
5.0 out of 5 stars It is and excellent book that covers both basic aspects of fuzzy logic ... 29 Dec. 2014
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It is and excellent book that covers both basic aspects of fuzzy logic and advanced aspects of the practical application of fuzzy logic.
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