Indexed on: 02 Jul '05Published on: 02 Jul '05Published in: Mathematics - General Mathematics
This book has six chapters. The first chapter gives a brief introduction about HIV/AIDS among rural women in Tamil Nadu. Chapter 2 is an analysis of the situation using fuzzy theory in general and Fuzzy Relational Maps (FRM)in particular. The FRM tool is specially chosen for two reasons: It can give the hidden pattern of the dynamical system and as the socio-economic condition of women infected with HIV/AIDS is interdependent we choose this special fuzzy tool called FRM. In Chapter 3, we use Fuzzy Associative Memories (FAM) to analyze the problem because FAM is the only fuzzy tool that can give the gradations of each of the nodes/concepts. In Chapter 4 for the first time we use neutrosophic theory in general and neutrosophic relational maps (NRM) in particular to analyze this problem. Interested readers can compare and analyze the two models FRM and NRM. This chapter introduces the notion of Neutrosophic Associative Memories (NAMs) that is an analogous model of Fuzzy Associative Memories. NAMs are applied to this problem and conclusions are based on this analysis. The sixth chapter gives the translated version of the verbatim interviews of the 101 HIV/AIDS infected, rural, uneducated, and poor women of Tamil Nadu.