Follow that car! Investigating a simple class of car following model.

M McCartney, Malachy Carey

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Abstract

A simple mathematical model for how individual vehicles follow each other along a stretch of road is discussed. The resulting first-order differential equation can be used as an application of solution techniques taught at A-level and first year undergraduate level, and as a motivator to encourage students to think critically about the physical interpretation of the results that the equation produces.
LanguageEnglish
Pages83-87
JournalTeaching Mathematics and its Applications
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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