Occasionally I get spooked by a Wikipedia page. It happens when it _perfectly_ describes a concept I’d tried to describe myself but lacking a single word, I’d use lots of words and examples instead. Bistability. It LINKS-OUT to many things I’d looked at before. But there are very few links-IN to the page that I could’ve found. hystersis, multistability, small-world network, coupled map lattice. That’s it. I got there through “Stochastic resonance”, a useful concept I’d also never been to before, which surprised me and would’ve saved me a lot of time. Got to SR through “Resonance”, which I also should’ve seen before but I was probably focused more on “Oscillations”. So close. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bistability

Occasionally I get spooked by a Wikipedia page. It happens when it _perfectly_ describes a concept I’d tried to describe myself but lacking a single word, I’d use lots of words and examples instead.
Bistability. It LINKS-OUT to many things I’d looked at before. But there are very few links-IN to the page that I could’ve found. hysteresis (8 yrs ago), multistability (last year), small-world network (8 yrs ago), coupled map lattice (8 yrs ago).
That’s it.
I got there through “Stochastic resonance”, a useful concept I’d also never been to before, which surprised me and would’ve saved me a lot of time. Got to SR through “Resonance”, which I also should’ve seen before but I was probably focused more on “Oscillations”. So close.Bistability

A lot of POTENTIAL links were going to “Multistability” INSTEAD, which is great, but as “bistability” is so ubiquitous (most switches, flip-flop (electronics), spring metal), I’m surprised so few went to it.

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