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Breaking Determinacy

  • Mike R. Jeffrey
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Abstract

The organizing centres of local and global behaviour in smooth systems are most commonly equilibria—fixed points of a flow—or invariant manifolds emanating from equilibria. In nonsmooth systems, it turns out to be transitional points—singularities the flow passes through in finite time—that create the most interesting dynamics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike R. Jeffrey
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering MathematicsUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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