About this book
This monograph studies continuous fuzzy dynamical systems using crisp continuous simulation. A crisp continuous dynamical system is presented whose evolution depends on a system of ordinary differential equations (ODEs). The system of ODEs contains parameters many of which have uncertain values. Usually point estimators for these uncertain parameters are used, but the resulting system will not display any uncertainty associated with these estimators. Instead fuzzy number estimators are employed, constructed from expert opinion or from data, for the uncertain parameters. Fuzzy number estimators produce a system of fuzzy ODEs to solve whose solution will be fuzzy trajectories for the variables. The authors use crisp continuous simulation to estimate the trajectories of the support and core of these fuzzy numbers in a variety of twenty applications of fuzzy dynamical systems. The applications range from Bungee jumping to the AIDS epidemic to dynamical models in economics. This book is the companion text to "Simulating Fuzzy Systems" (Springer 2005) which investigated discrete fuzzy systems through crisp discrete simulation.