By Dr. Wolf-Jürgen Beyn (auth.), T. Küpper, R. Seydel, H. Troger (eds.)

The convention on BIFURCATIONS: research, ALGORITHMS, functions came about in Dortmund in August 18 - 22, 1986. extra then one hundred fifty Scientists from sixteen nations participated within the assembly, between them mathematicians, engi­ neers, and physicists. A large spectrum of recent effects on bifurcation was once coated through forty nine talks. the range of the variety of handled subject matters and of concerned fields encouraged fruitful discussions. 36 refereed papers are contained in those court cases. the topics coated deal with bifurcation difficulties, starting from theoretical investigations to numerical effects, with emphasis put upon purposes. The extra theoreti­ cal papers comprise the themes symmetry breaking, hold up differential equations, Cornu spirals, homoclinic orbits, and selfsimilarity. other kinds of bifurcations are taken care of: Hopf bifurcation, bifurcation from non-stop spec­ trum, advanced bifurcation, and bifurcation close to tori. a number of numerical as­ pects are mentioned, between them continuation, block removing, and spectral equipment. Algorithms are proposed for approximating manifolds, calculating pe­ riodic strategies and dealing with multi-parameter difficulties. plentiful house is dedicated to· purposes. Classical phenomena from fluid mechanics (such as convection rolls and th~ Taylor vortex problem), buckling, and reaction-diffusion seasoned­ blems are thought of. different functions of bifurcations contain railway automobile dynamics, special effects, semiconductors, drilling strategies, simu­ lation of oil reservoirs, and rotor dynamics. The court cases mirror present examine in bifurcation. they're an try and compile researchers from differ~nt disciplines to stimulate universal attempt in the direction of a greater realizing and dealing with of bifurcation professional­ blems.

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L) plane where D. 5 (see fig. Sa). - Also for asymmetric branches, some interesting continuation curves were calculated. Consider for example the curves through J. (fig. 5b), and R3 (fig. 5c). There we find a few pairs of neighbour-cusps which probably will lead to swallow-tail singularities. - Finally, a very complex continuation curve was calculated starting from the limit point N, on branch N (D. 5, fig. 5d). First it passes a single cusp singularity, then for decreasing length a pair of neighbourcusps after which length increases again to pass another pair of neighbour-cusps, while finally another three singularities were detected.

Consider for example the curves through J. (fig. 5b), and R3 (fig. 5c). There we find a few pairs of neighbour-cusps which probably will lead to swallow-tail singularities. - Finally, a very complex continuation curve was calculated starting from the limit point N, on branch N (D. 5, fig. 5d). First it passes a single cusp singularity, then for decreasing length a pair of neighbourcusps after which length increases again to pass another pair of neighbour-cusps, while finally another three singularities were detected.

Consider for example the curves through J. (fig. 5b), and R3 (fig. 5c). There we find a few pairs of neighbour-cusps which probably will lead to swallow-tail singularities. - Finally, a very complex continuation curve was calculated starting from the limit point N, on branch N (D. 5, fig. 5d). First it passes a single cusp singularity, then for decreasing length a pair of neighbourcusps after which length increases again to pass another pair of neighbour-cusps, while finally another three singularities were detected.

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