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“Everything should be made as simple as possible—but not simpler” Albert Einstein Traffic Theory, like all other sciences, aims at understanding and improving a physical phenomenon. The phenomenon addressed by Traffic Theory is, of course, automobile traffic, and the problems associated with it such as traffic congestion. But what causes congestion? Some time in the 1970s, Doxiades coined the term "oikomenopolis" (and "oikistics") to describe the world as man's living space. In Doxiades' terms, persons are associated with a living space around them, which describes the range that they can cover through personal presence. In the days of old, when the movement of people was limited to walking, an individual oikomenopolis did not intersect many others. The automobile changed all that. The term "range of good" was also coined to describe the maximal distance a person can and is willing to go in order to do something useful or buy something. Traffic congestion is caused by the intersection of a multitude of such "ranges of good" of many people exercising their range utilisation at the same time. Urban structures containing desirable structures contribute to this intersection of "ranges of good". xii Preface In a biblical mood, I opened a 1970 paper entitled "Traffic Control -- From Hand Signals to Computers" with the sentence: "In the beginning there was the Ford".

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"This is a well-written book on traffic theory, dealing with some popular models of traffic flow as well as the identification of appropriate use of the various models. … This is a competently written book, which should be of interest to researchers … . Material from this book could also be used in courses on Transportation Science, the application of Queueing Theory, the application of Graph Theory, and the application of Optimal Control." (Hanqin Zhang, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1103 (5), 2007)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Traffic Theory
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
50
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48217-5
DOI
10.1007/b101918
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7095-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8463-3
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 259
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