Generalized set-propagation operations over relations of more than three variables

@article{Finch1995GeneralizedSO,
title={Generalized set-propagation operations over relations of more than three variables},
author={William W. Finch and Allen C. Ward},
journal={AI EDAM},
year={1995},
volume={9},
pages={231-242}
}

This paper extends previously developed generalized set propagation operations to work over relationships among an arbitrary number of variables, thereby expanding the domain of engineering design problems the theory can address. It then narrows its scope to a class of functions and sets useful to designers solving engineering problems: monotonic algebraic functions and closed intervals of real numbers, proving formulas for computing the operations under these conditions. The work is aimed at… CONTINUE READING