A First Course in Fuzzy and Neural Control

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Covers the methodology and the basics of both traditional and fuzzy control, with new material on theory of fuzzy control Control theory, classical control theory, and aspects of stochastic control are reviewed Provides a good understanding on how fuzzy control is used in an industrial setting Presents the methodology of fuzzy-neural control through concrete and simple industrial applications Suggests many real world projects on the topic Books on fuzzy control rarely cover traditional methods, while books on traditional control practically never cover fuzzy control techniques. As a result, fuzzy control is sometimes used where traditional control methods would work much better. A First Course in Fuzzy and Neural Control covers the methodology and the basics of both traditional and fuzzy control. Since it is the first to cover this new niche, this pioneering book will undoubtedly be adopted as a test by many schools, as was the authors' previous First Course book. It will also be of great interest to researchers and practitioners, because it will enable them to narrow the gaps in their understanding of fuzzy and traditional control.

Although the use of fuzzy control methods has grown nearly to the level of classical control, the true understanding of fuzzy control lags seriously behind. Moreover, most engineers are well versed in either traditional control or in fuzzy control-rarely both. Each has applications for which it is better suited, but without a good understanding of both, engineers cannot make a sound determination of which technique to use for a given situation.A First Course in Fuzzy and Neural Control is designed to build the foundation needed to make those decisions. It begins with an introduction to standard control theory, then makes a smooth transition to complex problems that require innovative fuzzy, neural, and fuzzy-neural techniques. For each method, the authors clearly answer the questions: What is this new control method? Why is it needed? How is it implemented? Real-world examples, exercises, and ideas for student projects reinforce the concepts presented.Developed from lecture notes for a highly successful course titled The Fundamentals of Soft Computing, the text is written in the same reader-friendly style as the authors' popular A First Course in Fuzzy Logic text. A First Course in Fuzzy and Neural Control requires only a basic background in mathematics and engineering and does not overwhelm students with unnecessary material but serves to motivate them toward more advanced studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584882442
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

An Ancient Control System
Examples of Control Problems
Open-Loop Control Systems
Closed-Loop Control Systems
Stable and Unstable Systems
A Look at Controller Design
Exercises and Projects
Introductory Examples: Pendulum Problems
State Variables and Linear Systems
Controllability and Observability
Controller Design
State Variable Feedback Control
Second-Order Systems
Higher-Order Systems
Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control
Nonlinear Control Systems
Exercises and Projects
Fuzziness and Linguistic Rules
Fuzzy Sets in Control
Combining Fuzzy Sets
Sensitivity of Functions
Combining Fuzzy Rules
Truth Tables for Fuzzy Logic
Fuzzy Partitions
Fuzzy Relations
Level Curves and Alpha-Cuts
Universal Approximation
Exercises and Projects
A Fuzzy Controller for an Inverted Pendulum
Main Approaches to Fuzzy Control
Stability of Fuzzy Control Systems
Fuzzy Controller Design
Exercises and Projects
What is a Neural Network? .
Implementing Neural Networks
Learning Capability
The Delta Rule
The Back Propagation Algorithm
Example: Training a Neural Network
Practical Issues in Training
Exercises and Projects
Why Neural Networks in Control
Inverse Dynamics
Neural Networks in Direct Neural Control
Example: Temperature Control
Neural Networks in Indirect Neural Control
Exercises and Projects
Fuzzy Concepts in Neural Networks
Basic Principles of Fuzzy-Neural Systems
Basic Principles of Neural-Fuzzy Systems
Generating Fuzzy Rules and Membership Functions
Exercises and Projects
A Survey of Industrial Applications
Cooling Scheme for Laser Materials
Color Quality Processing
Identification of Trash in Cotton
Integrated Pest Management Systems

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