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Traffic Theory
     

Traffic Theory

by Denos C. Gazis
 

ISBN-10: 1475784635

ISBN-13: 9781475784633

Pub. Date: 12/31/2013

Publisher: Springer US

“Everything should be made as simple as possible—but not simpler” Albert Einstein Traffic Theory, like all other sciences, aims at understanding and improving a physical phenomenon. The phenomenon addressed by Traffic Theory is, of course, automobile traffic, and the problems associated with it such as traffic congestion. But what causes

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“Everything should be made as simple as possible—but not simpler” Albert Einstein Traffic Theory, like all other sciences, aims at understanding and improving a physical phenomenon. The phenomenon addressed by Traffic Theory is, of course, automobile traffic, and the problems associated with it such as traffic congestion. But what causes congestion? Some time in the 1970s, Doxiades coined the term "oikomenopolis" (and "oikistics") to describe the world as man's living space. In Doxiades' terms, persons are associated with a living space around them, which describes the range that they can cover through personal presence. In the days of old, when the movement of people was limited to walking, an individual oikomenopolis did not intersect many others. The automobile changed all that. The term "range of good" was also coined to describe the maximal distance a person can and is willing to go in order to do something useful or buy something. Traffic congestion is caused by the intersection of a multitude of such "ranges of good" of many people exercising their range utilisation at the same time. Urban structures containing desirable structures contribute to this intersection of "ranges of good". xii Preface In a biblical mood, I opened a 1970 paper entitled "Traffic Control — From Hand Signals to Computers" with the sentence: "In the beginning there was the Ford".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475784633
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science , #50
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Traffic Flow Theories
2. Queueing and Delays at Isolated Intersections.
3. Traffic Control.
4. Traffic Generation, Distribution, and Assignment.
Appendix.
Index.

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