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Catastrophe theory by A E R Woodcock; Monte Davis

By A E R Woodcock; Monte Davis

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That is the type of catastrophe symbolized by Figure 3. It was this process of topological abstraction, carried a great deal farther, that made possible Thorn's "classification theorem" of 1965. He had already developed his ideas concerning structural stability in nature, and he was seeking topological models compatible with those ideas. The models must depict both continuous and discontinuous change, and they must themselves be stable-that is, they must retain their qualitative structure in spite of small quantitative variations.

This is usually a discontinuous change, though it doesn't have to be. At a sufficiently high temperature and pressure (374°C. and 218 atmospheres), water changes from liquid to vapor and back without boiling or condensation. Figure 9 shows water's behavior plotted on the cusp catastrophe surface, with temperature and pressure as the control factors and the water's density as the behavior. The path from a to d can be smooth at sufficiently high values of the control factors, or it can be discontinuous, as it is under what we consider normal conditions (100° C.

This enabled Laplace to bring to bear the techniques of the calculus of variations: finding the eventual position of the object meant finding a minimum solution for the equation of potential. It has become customary since then to view many systems as governed by the tendency to seek a minimum of potential energy, although the energy may be of many different kinds. In a physical system, examples are the tendency of a stretched spring to contract, the tendency of two chemicals in a battery to react, or the tendency of a ball to roll downhill.

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