stable equilibrium

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sta·ble e·qui·lib·ri·um

equilibrium in which, after every small perturbation, the original state will tend to be restored.
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This is a mechanism that can stop gravitational collapsing and that can sustain stable equilibrium.
2003), the width of the liquid bridge will steadily decrease (as the stable equilibrium configuration corresponds to smaller values of D : see Figures 2 and 4), until, at some critical value of H, the bridge will break (as the existence of the liquid phase becomes energetically unfavourable).
eq], that in our case is the stable equilibrium position, is the order parameter;
If we exclude this unlikely scenario, the important conclusion to draw is that because the threat of terrorism does not eliminate the labor pooling gains, the symmetric equilibrium with dispersion will not emerge as a stable equilibrium and city A will remain the location with most firms and workers.
i])][theta] > [theta]), and (as shown in Figure 5) the stable equilibrium conjecture for these remaining firms must decrease.
Much effort must still be exerted before Northern Ireland's two cultures achieve a stable equilibrium.
In the long run, as adjustments in deposit rates caused the opportunity cost to revert to an equilibrium, M2 velocity also tended to return to an associated stable equilibrium level.
Because of the particular shape of the London-van der Waals force, two stable equilibrium points are possible for a pair of aggregates: they can be bound or unbound.
Model in hand, we proved that it had a stable equilibrium, then characterized the relations of the variables in that blessed state.
He concludes: "The key question is not how to create stable equilibrium organizations, but how to establish sufficient constrained instability to provoke complex learning.
These transversality conditions generally amount to a statement about the nature of the endogenous variable in the infinite long run; for example, that the long run involves a stable equilibrium.
Challenging the "myth of the autocratic revival," the American political scientists Daniel Deudney and John Ikenberry have examined China and Russia, finding "little evidence for the emergence of a stable equilibrium between capitalism and autocracy such that this combination could be dignified as a new model of modernity.