Catastrophe theory and urban processes

Casti, J. & Swain, H. (1975). Catastrophe theory and urban processes. In: Optimization Techniques Modeling and Optimization in the Service of Man Part 1. Eds. Cea, J., pp. 388-406 Germany: Springer Berlin Hiedelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-38144-0 10.1007/3-540-07622-0_483.

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Phenomena exhibiting discontinuous change, divergent processes, and hysteresis can be modelled 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: Book Section
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 12:37
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:28

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