Author: I. Purica 1
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  • 1 Splaiul Independenţei Polytechnical Institute of Bucharest 313 79590 Bucharest (Romania) 313 79590 Bucharest (Romania)
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Abstract  

It is shown that characterizing the creative activity by the aha! concept the creative processes can be described as singular points of a smooth surface. The cusp catastrophe from the theory of RenéThom is used to describe and to estimate quantitatively the creative process. The behaviour parameter is the flux of empirical laws and the control parameters are the experimental and the theoretical effort. The theoretical effort is the bifurcation parameter.