Comparing models of traffic flow

M McCartney, Malachy Carey

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Abstract

A number of distinct mathematical models of how traffic flows along a one way stretch of road are considered. Two of the models are shown to have the same mathematical structure, despite corresponding to completely different aspect of traffic flow. A further set of two models provides an example of how to introduce students to the process of making physically meaningful comparisons between models which are based on differing key variables.
LanguageEnglish
Pages183-187
JournalTeaching Mathematics and its Applications
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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McCartney, M ; Carey, Malachy. / Comparing models of traffic flow. In: Teaching Mathematics and its Applications. 2000 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 183-187.
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