Catastrophe Theory by Vladimir I. Arnol'dCatastrophe Theory by Vladimir I. Arnol'd

Catastrophe Theory

byVladimir I. Arnol'dTranslated byG.S. Wassermann, R.K. Thomas

Paperback | October 29, 2003

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The new edition of this non-mathematical review of catastrophe theory contains updated results and many new or expanded topics including delayed loss of stability, shock waves, and interior scattering. Three new sections offer the history of singularity and its applications from da Vinci to today, a discussion of perestroika in terms of the theory of metamorphosis, and a list of 93 problems touching on most of the subject matter in the book.
Title:Catastrophe TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:163 pagesPublished:October 29, 2003Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540548114

ISBN - 13:9783540548119


Editorial Reviews

"This short book, which is a translation from the Russian, provides a concise, non-mathematical review of the less controversial results in catastrophe theory. The author begins by describing the established results in the theory of singularities and bifurcation and continues with chapters on the applications of the theory to topics such as wavefront propagation, the distribution of matter within the universe, and optimisation and control. The presentation is enhanced by numerous diagrams. ... This is a short, critical and non-mathematical review of catastrophe theory which will provide a useful introduction to the subject."Physics Bulletin December 1984"Vladimir Arnold is a giant among contemporary mathematicians, and one of the three who stand out in the creation and development of catastrophe theory. ..."The Times Higher Education Supplement 1 June 1984"... This is a beautiful little book, popular mathematics at its best, a delight to read and unreservedly recommended to novice and expert alike. ..."Acta Applicandae Mathematicae Vol. 7, 1986"... The book can be warmly recommended to everyone who is interested in singularity theory. It also gives interesting information for researchers working on the subject."Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum 59, 1994"... There is probably no one else in the world who could have written this book. It remains an engrossing summary of a vast body of work which is one of the major achievements of twentieth-century mathematics."Mathematical Reviews, Issue 93h"This unusual little paperback ... has the qualities we tend to associate with Russian expository mathematical writing: a highly personal style, imaginatevely presented examples, nontechnical language, sometimes puzzling asides, and de trop obersations taken from the world at large. ..."The Mathematical Intelligencer 18.1996.4