‘His essay, ‘The Three Ecologies,’ is only 42 pages long, but the translators' notes and introduction take up 57 pages, and the editor's essay on his ‘transversality’ another 54.’

‘In the idea of ‘dissensus’, the author acknowledges and advocates individual competence as a social force that can precipitate the kind of initiation essential to transversality.’

‘His work on topology, in particular on characteristic classes, cobordism theory and the Thom transversality theorem led to his being awarded a Fields medal in 1958.’

‘The method is an application of the weak transversality theorem used in catastrophe theory.’

‘Given a closed Riemannian manifold M, we construct a suitable class of perturbations to achieve Morse-Smale transversality for the heat equation.’

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