Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Decision-making

The increasing number of applications of fuzzy mathematics has generated interest in widely ranging fields, from engineering and medicine to the humanities and management sciences. Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Decision-Making provides an introduction to fuzzy set theory and lays the foundation of fuzzy mathematics and its applications to decision-making. New concepts are simplified with the use of figures and diagrams, and methods are discussed in terms of their direct applications in obtaining solutions to real problems, particularly to decision-related problems. The first chapter presents the current state of knowledge of fuzzy set theory, using pan-Venn-diagrams to illustrate mathematical concepts. The second chapter clearly describes the theory of factor spaces, on which fuzzy decision-making is based. The remainder of the book is devoted to the methods, applications, techniques, and examples of this fuzzy decision-making, and includes methods for determining membership functions and for treating multifactorial and variable weights analyses.