Catastrophe Theory and Urban Processes

Casti, J.L. & Swain, H. (1975). Catastrophe Theory and Urban Processes. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-75-014


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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: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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