Phase Transitions


Phase Transitions Phase transitions and bifurcations are periods of qualitative and often rapid change in the dynamics of a nonlinear system’s state.View Source They involve positive feedback loops that drive the system far-from-equilibrium and result in exponential change and a pattern of development called punctuated equilibrium where periods of stability are punctuated by phases [...]

Phase Transitions 2018-06-23T08:50:05+00:00

Tipping Points


Tipping Points The term "tipping point" in its most basic meaning refers to a critical point when unprecedented changes occur rapidly with irreversible effect.View Source A tipping point is understood as a point in time when a group of agents—or a large number of group members—rapidly and dramatically changes its behavior by widely adopting a [...]

Tipping Points 2018-06-22T20:54:27+00:00