# Book:T. Poston/Taylor Expansions and Catastrophes

## T. Poston and I.N. Stewart: *Taylor Expansions and Catastrophes*

Published $1976$, **Pitman Publishing**

- ISBN 0 273 00964 8.

### Subject Matter

This book consists of five so far unpublished papers, although chapters 2 to 4 appeared as preprints in a different form.

### Contents

- Preface

- 1. A sketch of the topologist's calculus (Tim Poston and Ian Stewart)
- 2. Thom's classification theorem - an intuitive approach (Tim Poston and Ian Stewart)
- 3. Rules for determinacy and unfolding computations (Tim Poston)
- 4. The geometry of binary quartic forms (Tim Poston and Ian Stewart)
- 5. Gravitational catastrophe machines (Tim Poston)

- Index