# 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)