## Definitions

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- n. The branch of mathematics dealing with dynamical systems which can undergo abrupt irreversible qualitative changes due to a tiny change in parameters.

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fbharjo commented on the word catastrophe theory

Is there a parastrophic or analstrophic theory?

If not, why loose sleep? It is a whole noir!

February 2, 2012

deinonychus commented on the word catastrophe theory

You mean there isn't one already? Well, then I see no other option than to create the list of catastrophes!

February 2, 2012

ruzuzu commented on the word catastrophe theory

I'd love to see a list of catastrophes. I nominate deinonychus to create it.

February 1, 2012

deinonychus commented on the word catastrophe theory

There are several catastrophes with pretty names:

fold catastrophe

cusp catastrophe

swallowtail catastrophe

butterfly catastrophe

hyperbolic umbilic catastrophe

elliptic umbilic catastrophe

parabolic umbilic catastrophe

January 31, 2012