X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life
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]
Princeton University Press
Princeton, New Jersey
Mathematical models, Cities and towns, Urban life, Differential equations
Mathematics | Sociology | Urban Studies and Planning
Adam, John A., "X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life" (2012). Mathematics & Statistics Faculty Books. 1.