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How to Free Your Inner MathematicianNotes on Mathematics and Life$
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Susan D'Agostino

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198843597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198843597.001.0001

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Incorporate nuance, because of fuzzy logic

Incorporate nuance, because of fuzzy logic

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How to Free Your Inner Mathematician

Susan D'Agostino

Oxford University Press

“Incorporate nuance, because of fuzzy logic” offers a basic introduction to fuzzy logic, a multi-valued logical system that accommodates a range of absolute and partial truths. Fuzzy logic differs from traditional logic in which statements are considered either absolutely true or absolutely false. Fuzzy logic offers a method for programming computers with intelligent instructions that emulate human thought and decision making. The discussion is supplemented with numerous hand-drawn sketches and explanations of real-life applications of fuzzy logic in electric trains, washing machines, digital cameras, rice cookers, facial recognition software, drones, and medical devices. Mathematics students and enthusiasts are encouraged to fuzzify their mathematical and life pursuits involving uncertain circumstances in which an absolute “yes” or an absolute “no” may not be the best decision. At the chapter’s end, readers may check their understanding by working on a problem. A solution is provided.

Keywords:   fuzzy logic, multi-valued logical system, real-life applications, math, student

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