3 edition of **Foundations of catastrophe theory** found in the catalog.

Foundations of catastrophe theory

Antal Majthay

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Published
**1985** by Pitman Advanced Pub. Program in Boston .

Written in English

- Catastrophes (Mathematics)

**Edition Notes**

Statement | Antal Majthay. |

Series | Monographs, advanced texts, and surveys in pure and applied mathematics ;, 26 |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA614.58 .M35 1985 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | x, 262 p. : |

Number of Pages | 262 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL3025867M |

ISBN 10 | 0273085514 |

LC Control Number | 85006256 |

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