Studies in Computational Intelligence

Linear Models in the Mathematics of Uncertainty

Authors: Mordeson, J., Wierman, M., Clark, T.D., Pham, A., Redmond, M.A.

  • This books describes and discusses linear models in the mathematics of uncertainty including analytic hierarchy method, data fusion, and evidence theory
  • This book also provides some applications of these methods to a range of different practical situations
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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About this book

The purpose of this book is to present new mathematical techniques for modeling global issues. These mathematical techniques are used to determine linear equations between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables in cases where standard techniques such as linear regression are not suitable.

In this book, we examine cases where the number of data points is
small (effects of nuclear warfare), where the experiment is not repeatable (the breakup of the former Soviet Union), and where the data is derived from expert opinion (how conservative is a political party). In all these cases the data  is difficult to measure and an assumption of randomness and/or statistical validity is questionable. 

We apply our methods to real world issues in international relations such as  nuclear deterrence, smart power, and cooperative threat reduction. We next apply our methods to issues in comparative politics such as successful democratization, quality of life, economic freedom, political stability, and failed states. Finally, issues involving deaf and hard of hearing children are explored.
 

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From the reviews:

“The research monograph is devoted to a plethora of decision-making problems whose structure involves combinations (aggregations) of causal factors. … the material is carefully structured and makes the book self-contained and easy to read to novices and those not fully familiar with the background ideas. … This coherently organized reading … will offer the reader a breadth and rigor of the technology of fuzzy sets and comes as a testimony to the need and usefulness of the technology of coping with uncertainty to real-world problems.” (Witold Pedrycz, zbMATH, Vol. 1268, 2013)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Fuzzy Set Theory

    Mordeson, John N. (et al.)

    Pages 3-40

  • Evidence Theory

    Mordeson, John N. (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

  • Issues in International Relations

    Mordeson, John N. (et al.)

    Pages 61-72

  • Issues in Comparative Politics

    Mordeson, John N. (et al.)

    Pages 73-84

  • Issues of Hearing Impairment

    Mordeson, John N. (et al.)

    Pages 85-90

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Linear Models in the Mathematics of Uncertainty
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
463
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35224-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35224-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35223-2
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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