a change in the stability or in the types of solutions which occurs as a parameter is varied in a dissipative dynamic system. The change can be seen as a bifurcation point in a graph of the parameter being varied vs. One of the properties of the solutions.
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... oblivious of my fate. Had I known where I wanted to go I might have been able to steer myself in the right direction. Faltering, I passed the bifurcation and while contemplating my passivity I entirely missed the second, resulting in the wrong choices at the third and the fourth. In the meantime ...
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