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The connection with fuzzy sets follows. The bounded distributive lattice (F(U ), ∨, ∧, 0, 1) of all fuzzy subsets of a set U is pseudocomplemented. If A ∈ F(U ), then ½ 0 if A(u) 6= 0 A∗ (u) = 1 if A(u) = 0 is the pseudocomplement of A. It is totally straightforward to check that this is indeed the case. What is the center of F(U )? 9 (F(U ), ∨, ∧,∗ , 0, 1) is a Stone algebra whose center consists of the crisp (ordinary) subsets of U. 2 Equivalence relations and partitions There are many instances in which we would like to consider certain elements of a set to be the same.

2 Fuzzy numbers We are going to specify a couple of special classes of fuzzy quantities, the first being the class of fuzzy numbers. A fuzzy number is a fuzzy quantity A that represents a generalization of a real number r. Intuitively, A(x) should be a measure of how well A(x) “approximates” r, and certainly one reasonable requirement is that A(r) = 1 and that this holds only for r. A fuzzy number should have a picture somewhat like the one following. 2 0 2 3 4 5 6 A fuzzy number 4 Of course we do not want to be so restrictive as to require that fuzzy numbers all look like triangles, even with diﬀerent slopes.

Let x ∈ R and > 0. If A(x) + > 1, then A(y) < A(x) + for any y. If A(x) + ≤ 1 then for α = A(x)+ , x ∈ / Aα and so there is δ > 0 such that (x−δ, x+δ)∩Aα = ∅. Thus A(y) < α = A(x) + for all y with |x − y| < δ. There is δ > 0 Conversely, take α ∈ [0, 1], x ∈ / Aα , and = α−A(x) 2 such that |x − y| < δ implies that A(y) < A(x) + α−A(x) < α, and so 2 (x − δ, x + δ) ∩ Aα = ∅. Thus Aα is closed. The following theorem is the crucial fact that enables us to use α-cuts in computing with fuzzy quantities.