1) A branching or division into two parts; a splitting apart.
Verbal noun of → bifurcate.
Fr.: point de bifurcation
The point or moment in the evolution of a → dynamical system that occurs if a parameter passes through a critical point. At this point the system branches into any number of qualitatively new types of behavior.
Fr.: théorie de bifurcation
1) A theory which studies how, in certain nonlinear systems, there may be paths
and shifts in behavior dependent on small changes in circumstances or the current position
of the system.