This book aims to assist social scientists to analyze their problems using fuzzy models. The basic and essential fuzzy matrix theory is given. The book does not promise to give the complete properties of basic fuzzy theory or basic fuzzy matrices. Instead, the authors have only tried to give those essential basically needed to develop the fuzzy model. The authors do not present elaborate mathematical theories to work with fuzzy matrices; instead they have given only the needed properties by way of examples. The authors feel that the book should mainly help social scientists who are interested in finding out ways to emancipate the society. Everything is kept at the simplest level and even difficult definitions have been omitted. Another main feature of this book is the description of each fuzzy model using examples from real-world problems. Further, this book gives lots of references so that the interested reader can make use of them. This book has two chapters. In Chapter One, basic concepts about fuzzy matrices are introduced. Basic notions of matrices are given in section one in order to make the book selfcontained. Section two gives the properties of fuzzy matrices. Since the data need to be transformed into fuzzy models, some elementary properties of graphs are given. Further, this section provides details of how to prepare a linguistic questionnaire to make use of in these fuzzy models when the data related with the problem is unsupervised.
Automaton, Los Angeles
fuzzy matrices, social science, neutrosophic logic
W.B. Vasantha Kandasamy, F. Smarandache, K. Ilanthenral. ELEMENTARY FUZZY MATRIX THEORY AND FUZZY MODELS FOR SOCIAL SCIENTISTS. Los Angeles: Automaton, 2007
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