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Catastrophe theory and urban processes

  • John Casti
  • Harry Swain
Human Environments (Sociology, Vrban Systems, Physics, Chemistry)
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 40)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Central Place Market Area Catastrophe Theory Property Price Lower Sheet 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Casti
    • 1
  • Harry Swain
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Scholars at the International Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisSchloss LaxenburgLaxenburgAustria

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