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Phenomena exhibiting discontinuous change, divergent processes, and hysteresis can be modeled with catastrophe theory, a recent development in differential topology. Exposition of the theory is illustrated by qualitative interpretations of the appearance of functions in central place systems, and of price cycles for urban housing.
|Item Type:||Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)|
|Research Programs:||Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)|
|Depositing User:||IIASA Import|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2016 01:43|
|Last Modified:||22 Jul 2016 12:24|
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