By Hung T. Nguyen

A primary path in Fuzzy common sense, 3rd version maintains to supply the perfect creation to the speculation and purposes of fuzzy good judgment. This best-selling textual content presents a company mathematical foundation for the calculus of fuzzy options helpful for designing clever platforms and a pretty good history for readers to pursue additional stories and real-world functions.

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A fuzzy number is a convex fuzzy quantity. 3. A fuzzy number is upper semicontinuous. 4. If A is a fuzzy number with A(r) = 1, then A is non-decreasing on (−∞, r] and non-increasing on [r, ∞). Proof. It should be clear that real numbers are fuzzy numbers. A fuzzy number is convex since its α-cuts are intervals, and is upper semicontinuous since its α-cuts are closed. If A is a fuzzy number with A(r) = 1 and x < y < r, then since A is convex and A(y) < A(r), we have A(x) ≤ A(y), so A is monotone increasing on (−∞, r].

Thus if U is a set with a binary operation ◦, then F(U ) contains a copy of U with this binary operation. In particular, if U = R, then R with its various binary operations is contained in F(R). We identify r ∈ R with its corresponding element χ{r} . The characteristic function χ∅ has some special properties, where ∅ denotes the empty set. From the theorem, χ∅ ◦ χT = χ∅ , but in fact, χ∅ ◦ A = χ∅ for any fuzzy set A. It is simply the function that is 0 everywhere. Binary operations on a set induce binary operations on its set of subsets.

D) If T (x, y) = x if y = 1, y if x = 1, and 0 otherwise, verify that [fT (A, B)]α = f (A1 , Bα ) ∪ f (Aα , B1 ) (e) If T (x, y) = max{0, x + y − 1}, verify that [ [fT (A, B)]α = f (At , Bα+1−t ) t∈[α,1] 46. *Let f : R × R → R be continuous and let T be as in the previous exercise and upper semicontinuous. Upper semicontinuous means that for each α ∈ [0, 1], {(s, t) ∈ [0, 1]×[0, 1] : T (s, t) ≥ α} is closed. Let A and B be fuzzy subsets of R which are upper semicontinuous and have compact support.