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Trying to explain fuzzy logic to a friend.

  1. Jul 24, 2014 #1
    Hi,

    I'm trying to come up with a way to explain fuzzy logic to a friend of mine. After reading this paper:
    http://www.polytech.univ-savoie.fr/fileadmin/polytech_autres_sites/sites/listic/busefal/Papers/67.zip/67_02.pdf

    He is adamant that Fuzzy Logic determines the chance that a bit in a computer system is 0 or 1. Furthermore, this percentage is the golden ratio. To me this make no sense at all. I've tried to reason him out of this insane notion, but to no avail. Can anyone offer any good points as to why this idea just isn't viable?


    Mark
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2014 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. Jul 24, 2014 #3
    That last link is exactly the paper I posted in my original post.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2014 #4

    jedishrfu

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    Sorry, I didn't read your reference but responded to the question you had.

    Perhaps your friend is thinking of fuzzy logic being ingrained in the physics of binary logic gates where an incoming signal changes from 0 to 1 and the gate optimally switches sometime in between the two states.

    http://www.misprofesores.com/uploads/artic8.pdf [Broken]

    and further believes that the golden ratio applies to the switching action.
     
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  6. Jul 24, 2014 #5

    TheDemx27

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    I'm pretty sure your friend is joking.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2014 #6
    Unfortunately, I can assure you he is 100% serious...
     
  8. Jul 31, 2014 #7

    TheDemx27

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    I just ate that paper up by the way. At least up until the part where it formalizes the fuzzy logic. That was a bit iffy in my opinion.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2014 #8
    I am not convinced that paper is worth the electricity that went into lighting my computer screen for the few minutes it took me to read it.
     
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