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Stability and infinitesimal stability

  • V. I. Arnold
  • S. M. Gusein-Zade
  • A. N. Varchenko
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Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)

Abstract

In this Chapter a linearisation method is described for determining whether a given differentiable map-germ is stable. The gist of the method consists in reducing the question to the linear problem of infinitesimal stability and to the practically more easily solved problem of infinitesimal V-stability. We develop the technique necessary for the foundation of the method and apply it to the simplest situation, proving a theorem about the equivalence of a function to its Taylor polynomial in a neighbourhood of a critical point of finite multiplicity.

Keywords

Cross Ratio Homotopy Method Taylor Polynomial Homological Equation Local Diffeomorphism 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Arnold
  • S. M. Gusein-Zade
    • 1
  • A. N. Varchenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanics and MathematicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsThe University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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