Catastrophe theory and its applications. (English) Zbl 0382.58006

Surveys and Reference Works in Mathematics. 2. London - San Francisco - Melbourne: Pitman. XVIII, 491 p. £25.00 (1978).


58K35 Catastrophe theory
57R45 Singularities of differentiable mappings in differential topology
58-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to global analysis
58-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to global analysis
58E05 Abstract critical point theory (Morse theory, Lyusternik-Shnirel’man theory, etc.) in infinite-dimensional spaces
74G60 Bifurcation and buckling
74K20 Plates
74K15 Membranes
76B20 Ship waves
76B99 Incompressible inviscid fluids
76U05 General theory of rotating fluids
78A05 Geometric optics
78A40 Waves and radiation in optics and electromagnetic theory
78A45 Diffraction, scattering
80A10 Classical and relativistic thermodynamics
92B05 General biology and biomathematics
91D99 Mathematical sociology (including anthropology)