Fuzzy Logic

  • Luigi Fortuna
  • Gianguido Rizzotto
  • Mario Lavorgna
  • Giuseppe Nunnari
  • M. Gabriella Xibilia
  • Riccardo Caponetto
Part of the Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing book series (C&SP)


Fuzzy logic, the brainchild of Prof. Lotfi Zadeh [1–5], dates back to 1965; it was seen as a technique to counteract the quantitative-type ones that had been successfully utilized till then for analyzing systems where behavior could be described by laws of mechanics, electromagnetism, and thermodynamics. The principle inspiring the theory is known as the principle of incompatibility and states that, as a system becomes increasingly complex, the possibility of obtaining a precise description of it in quantitative terms decreases.


Membership Function Fuzzy Logic Fuzzy Rule Soft Computing Linguistic Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Fortuna
    • 1
  • Gianguido Rizzotto
    • 2
  • Mario Lavorgna
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Nunnari
    • 1
  • M. Gabriella Xibilia
    • 1
  • Riccardo Caponetto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento Elettrico Elettronico e SistemisticoUniversità di CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.STMicroelectronicsCataniaItaly

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