Book:T. Poston/Taylor Expansions and Catastrophes

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This book consists of five so far unpublished papers, although chapters 2 to 4 appeared as preprints in a different form.


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)