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An introduction to catastrophe theory

Author: P T Saunders
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to catastrophe theory, a mathematical theory which deals with those changes which occur abruptly rather than smoothly. Includes many applications to illustrate the different ways in which catastrophe can be used in life, physical and social sciences.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P T Saunders
ISBN: 052123042X 9780521230421 0521297826 9780521297820
OCLC Number: 5352782
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Background --
The seven elementary catastrophes --
The geometry of the seven elementary catastrophes --
Applications in physics --
Applications in the social sciences --
Applications in biology --
Morphogenesis --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: P.T. Saunders.
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An introduction to catastrophe theory, a mathematical theory which deals with those changes which occur abruptly rather than smoothly. Includes many applications to illustrate the different ways in which catastrophe can be used in life, physical and social sciences.

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