Modelling traffic flow: Interpreting roots and applying summations

M McCartney, Malachy Carey

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A simple mathematical model for how traffic flows along a road is introduced. The consequent analysis of the model can be used as an application of 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 which the model produces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-29
JournalTeaching Mathematics and its Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Mar 2000


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