# Stability

**Stability** may refer to:

## Mathematics

Stability theory, the study of the stability of solutions to differential equations and dynamical systems
Asymptotic stability
Linear stability
Lyapunov stability
Orbital stability
Structural stability
Stability (probability), a property of probability distributions
Stability (learning theory), a property of machine learning algorithms
Stability, a property of sorting algorithms
Numerical stability, a property of numerical algorithms which describes how errors in the input data propagate through the algorithm
Stability radius, a property of continuous polynomial functions
Stable theory, concerned with the notion of stability in model theory
Stability, a property of points in geometric invariant theory
K-Stability, a stability condition for algebraic varieties.
Bridgeland stability conditions, a class of stability conditions on elements of a triangulated category.

## Engineering

In atmospheric fluid dynamics, atmospheric stability, a measure of the turbulence in the ambient atmosphere
BIBO stability (Bounded Input, Bounded Output stability), in signal processing and control theory
Directional stability, the tendency for a body moving with respect to a medium to point in the direction of motion
Elastic stability, the resistance of a structural member to buckling
Flight dynamics, including longitudinal static stability
Nyquist stability criterion, defining the limits of stability for pole-zero analysis in control systems
Relaxed stability, the property of inherently unstable aircraft
Ship stability in naval architecture includes
Limit of positive stability, the angle at which a boat will no longer stay upright
Stability conditions (watercraft) of waterborne vessels
Slope stability, a property of soil-covered slopes
Stability Model of software design

## Natural sciences

Band of stability, in physics, the scatter distribution of isotopes that do not decay
Chemical stability, occurring when a substance is in a dynamic chemical equilibrium with its environment
Thermal stability of a chemical compound
Kinetic stability of a chemical compound
Stability constants of complexes, in solution
Convective instability, a fluid dynamics condition
Ecological stability, measure of the probability of a population returning quickly to a previous state, or not going extinct
Plasma stability, a measure of how likely a perturbation in a plasma is to be damped out

## Exercise and sports medicine

Core stability of the abdominal muscles
Joint stability in the musculoskeletal system

## Social sciences

Economic stability, the absence of excessive fluctuations in the macroeconomy
Hegemonic stability theory, a theory of international relations
Mertens-stable equilibrium, called "stability" in game theory

## Entertainment

*The Stability EP*, a 2002 three song EP by Death Cab for Cutie
"Stability", a song by Debbie Harry from the album *Debravation*
"*Stability*" (short story), by Philip K. Dick

## Other uses

Stability (wine)