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Catastrophe Theory 

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):

Miquel Porta

A branch of mathematics dealing with large changes in the total system that may result from small changes in a critical variable in the system. An example is the sudden change in the physical state of water into steam or ice with rise or fall of temperature beyond a critical level. Certain epidemics, ... ...

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