### Synopses & Reviews

Taking inspiration from the brain structure (neurons), linguistic rather than precise way of description by humans (not so cold, very warm), genetics and the behaviour of birds and ants in the nature, new techniques for the solution of various problems have been developed over the past three decades or so. All these techniques are broadly classified as artificial intelligence or computational intelligence. Artificial intelligence encompasses methods like artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic. Computational intelligence includes optimization methods such as genetic algorithm, evolutionary algorithm, arts colony, particle swarm optimization, etc. and their variations. Feasibility of the application of these techniques in various control and optimization problems has been investigated extensively and these techniques have been applied to physical systems in a number of cases. With the computational power now available, importance of this relatively new branch of knowledge, that is heavily dependent on soft computing, will grow significantly in the future. The appearance of a book like this one helps spread awareness about the new techniques based on soft computing and is thus a welcome addition. In this book a cross-section of these techniques is introduced and their applications illustrated by examples from physical systems based on the author's own research. It will provide a good introduction to a reader interested in this subject. Om P. Malik, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary

#### Synopsis

Intuitive consciousness/ wisdom is also one of the frontline areas in soft computing, which has to be always cultivated by meditation. This book is an introduction to some new fields in soft computing with its principal components of fuzzy logic, ANN and EA and it is hoped that it would be quite useful to study the fundamental concepts on these topics for the pursuit of allied research.

The approach in this book is to provides an understanding of the soft computing field, to work through soft computing using examples, to integrate pseudo - code operational summaries and Matlab codes, to present computer simulation, to include real world applications and to highlight the distinctive work of human consciousness in machine.

I believe the chapters would help in understanding not only the basic issues and characteristic features of soft computing, but also the aforesaid problems of CTP and in formulating possible solutions. Dr. Chaturvedi deserves congratulations for bringing out the nice piece of work. Sankar K. Pal, Director Indian Statistical Institute

#### Synopsis

This book is an introduction to some new fields in soft computing with its principal components of fuzzy logic, ANN and EA. The approach in this book is to provide an understanding of the soft computing field and to work through soft computing using examples. It also aims to integrate pseudo-code operational summaries and Matlab codes, to present computer simulation, to include real world applications and to highlight the distinctive work of human consciousness in machine.

### Table of Contents

From the content Foreword.- Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Chapter - 1 Introduction to Soft Computing.- Chapter 2 Life History of Brain.- Chapter - 3 Artificial neural network and supervised learning.- Chapter - 4 Factors affecting the Performance ofArtificial Neural Network Models.- Chapter - 5 Development of Generalized Neuron and its Validation.- Chapter - 6 Applications of Generalized Neuron Models.- Chapter - 7 Introduction to Fuzzy Set Theoretic Approach.- Chapter - 8 Applications of Fuzzy Rule Based System.- Chapter - 9 Genetic Algorithms.- Chapter - 10 Applications Genetic Algorithms to Load Forecasting Problem.- Chapter 11 Synergism of Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Systems for Power System Applications.- Chapter - 12 Integration of Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems.- Chapter 13 ANN - GA-Fuzzy Synergism and its Applications.- Bibliography.- Glossary.- I. Artificial Neural Network.- Fuzzy Systems.