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Introduction to Modern Traffic Flow Theory and Control

The Long Road to Three-Phase Traffic Theory

Authors: Kerner, Boris S.

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This in-depth treatment explains the nature of traffic breakdown and the resulting congestion in vehicular traffic on the basis of three-phase traffic theory, in a manner consistent with real measured traffic data. The author also addresses freeway traffic control methods within the framework of the theory.  He demonstrates and explains why the earlier theoretical basis of transportation engineering, research and teaching cannot adequately describe traffic breakdown as observed in measured traffic data. Links between three-phase traffic theory and earlier traffic flow theories are discussed. Last but not least, the book provides a new fundament for transportation engineering, in particular highway traffic management, as well as the background needed to research the complex system dynamics in traffic flow and transportation networks. It will appeal to students, engineers, and physicists interested in transportation systems and complex dynamical systems in general.

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From the reviews:

“Three-phase theory must be taken seriously, and traditional analysis by traffic engineers should be revised. I hope the book will encourage the traffic research community to employ the concepts and methods that Kerner has so convincingly presented. … Concepts are clearly illustrated with figures, and the book’s useful glossary of traffic terminology should make the material accessible to graduate students in physics, mathematics, and engineering. … I highly recommend Introduction to Modern Traffic Flow Theory and Control.” (L. Craig Davis, Physics Today, March 2010)

“The book brings together the various paper publications by Kerner and his coauthors in a concise and readable manner. … He provides the reader with a set of models that follow three-phase theory and can be used in traffic simulators. I would like to recommend this book by Boris Kerner and like to encourage our community to make use of his models (and theory) in future studies on traffic control.” (Hannes Hartenstein, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, September, 2010)

“This book contains and illustrates a qualitative theory of traffic flow based on three-phase traffic flow models which were introduced by the author and some coauthors in a long series of papers and experiments. … Interested readers can be recommended to start reading this book … .” (Hartmut Noltemeier, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1189, 2010)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kerner, Boris S.

    Pages 1-6

  • Definitions of The Three Traffic Phases

    Kerner, Boris S.

    Pages 9-40

  • Nature of Traffic Breakdown at Bottleneck

    Kerner, Boris S.

    Pages 41-72

  • Infinite Number of Highway Capacities of Free Flow at Bottleneck

    Kerner, Boris S.

    Pages 73-79

  • Nature of Moving Jam Emergence

    Kerner, Boris S.

    Pages 81-98

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02604-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42479-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Modern Traffic Flow Theory and Control
Book Subtitle
The Long Road to Three-Phase Traffic Theory
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02605-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02605-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02604-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42479-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 265
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