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The Cartesian diver and the fold catastrophe

Authors: J. Güémez, C. Fiolhais, and M. Fiolhais

Ref.: American Journal of Physics 70, 710-714 (2002)

Abstract: The motion of the Cartesian diver is studied, both theoretically and experimentally, and interpreted as an example of a fold catastrophe, where the control parameter is the external pressure. (C) 2002 American Association of Physics Teachers.

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