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Dynamic Trip Modelling

From Shopping Centres to the Internet

Authors: Baker, Robert G.V.

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The thesis of this book is that there are one set of equations that can define any trip between an origin and destination. The idea originally came from work that I did when applying the hydrodynamic analogy to study congested traffic flows in 1981. However, I was disappointed to find out that much of the mathematical work had already been done decades earlier. When I looked for a new application, I realised that shopping centre demand could be like a longitudinal wave, governed by centre opening and closing times. Further, a solution to the differential equation was the gravity model and this suggested that time was somehow part of distance decay. This was published in 1985 and represented a different approach to spatial interaction modelling. The next step was to translate the abstract theory into something that could be tested empirically. To this end, I am grateful to my Ph. D supervisor, Professor Barry Garner who taught me that it is not sufficient just to have a theoretical model. This book is an outcome of this on-going quest to look at how the evolution of the model performs against real world data. This is a far more difficult process than numerical simulations, but the results have been more valuable to policy formulation, and closer to what I think is spatial science. The testing and application of the model required the compilation of shopping centre surveys and an Internet data set.

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"It combines in a single volume much of the work that Baker has been conducting since 1985 on his RASTT model. … the book contains sufficient ideas for readers to bridge this gap themselves and be inspired by the richness of the ideas discussed." (Harry Timmermans, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 48 (5), 2008)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

  • An Introduction to Retail and Consumer Modelling

    Pages 21-76

  • Dynamic Trip Modelling

    Pages 77-156

  • Empirical Testing of the RASTT Model in Time and Space

    Pages 157-263

  • Dynamic Modelling of the Internet

    Pages 265-291

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Trip Modelling
Book Subtitle
From Shopping Centres to the Internet
Authors
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
84
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4346-8
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4346-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4345-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7112-5
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 364
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