A mathematical model of Pride and Prejudice

Rinaldi S, Della Rossa F, & Landi P (2014). A mathematical model of Pride and Prejudice. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences 18 (2): 199-211.

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Abstract

A mathematical model is proposed for interpreting the love story between Elizabeth and Darcy portrayed by Jane Austen in the popular novel 'Pride and Prejudice'. The analysis shows that the story is characterized by a sudden explosion of sentimental involvements, revealed by the existence of a saddle-node bifurcation in the model. The paper is interesting not only because it deals for the firts time with catastrophic bifurcations in romantic relationships, but also because it enriches the list of examples in which love stories are described through ordinary differential equations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: love dynamics; mathematical models; dynamical systems; catastrophic bifurcations; saddle-node bifurcations; Pride and Prejudice
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:50
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016 11:25
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10768

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