Modelling traffic flow: Interpreting roots and applying summations

M McCartney, Malachy Carey

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages21-29
JournalTeaching Mathematics and its Applications
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

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