X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life

Title

X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life

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Description

X and the City, a book of diverse and accessible math-based topics, uses basic modeling to explore a wide range of entertaining questions about urban life. How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor's offices, gas stations, restaurants, or movie theaters in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to maximize traffic flow through tunnels? Can you predict whether a traffic light will stay green long enough for you to cross the intersection? And what is the likelihood that your city will be hit by an asteroid?… [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780691162324

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Princeton University Press

City

Princeton, New Jersey

Keywords

Mathematical models, Cities and towns, Urban life, Differential equations

Disciplines

Mathematics | Sociology | Urban Studies and Planning