Phenomenon of equilibrium and limit states in security sciences
prof. Ing. Roman Rak, PhD., Iris Ident, s.r.o., Praha

The issue of limiting states in a systemic approach to security management in the general sense of the word has not been widely used in practice, at least for the time being. Limiting states are well known to engineers and designers, especially in the fields of civil engineering and other types of engineering, power supplies, transportation, etc. However, the knowledge of limiting states may, in fact, be generally applied to any object, providing we consider its specific characteristics. It does not have to be necessarily only products. The theory of limiting states is applicable to social,[1] natural, and security sciences as well.[2] Overcoming limiting states, in essence, the loss of stability (in both technical and human objects, processes, and systems), is a common cause of various emergencies, accidents, or, in a more global perspective,[3] diverse technical, social, or natural disasters.

Keywords: Equilibrium, equilibrium position, balance of forces, stability.

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[3] AUGUSTIN, P., ODLER, R. The mission of the police in a democratic state in the context of globalization. In: Securitologia: scientific journal, semiannual, No. 2., 2013, ISSN 1898-4509. Vol. 18, Nr. 2 pp. 55-64.