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A tipping point is a concept of where disturbance or movement to a key part of a given situation or system or equilibrium "tips" that governing part of the situation or system over into a new situation or equilibrium.
Examples of tipping points include:
- Tipping point (climatology), in which the system is the global climate
- Tipping point (physics), in which the system is the position of a physical object
- Tipping point (sociology), is the event of a previously rare phenomenon becoming rapidly and dramatically more common
- Planetary boundaries, in which living within the boundaries' stable state retains planetary habitability on Earth
- In catastrophe theory, the value of the parameter in which the set of equilibria abruptly change
- Angle of repose, the maximum angle of a stable slope of granular materials
- In economics, the point at which a dominant technology or player defines the standard for an industry, resulting in "winner-take-all" economies of scale and scope
Tipping Point may refer to:
- The Tipping Point (book), by Malcolm Gladwell
Film and TV
- "Tipping Point" (CSI: Miami)
- Tipping Point (game show), an ITV game show
- "The Tipping Point" (The Outer Limits)
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- Robert Ehrlich -Renewable Energy: A First Course - 2013 Page 271 1439861153 the Climate System. The concept of a tipping point is intuitively clear to most people. It refers to a situation where small disturbances to a system initially have only small effects, but eventually a point is reached where the system “tips” over to a “tips” over to a different state—perhaps a radically different one. A very simple example would be that of a tall rectangular block resting on a horizontal surface, which is shaken back and forth.