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Traffic dynamics (traveling wave) 
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#1
Nov3010, 10:57 PM

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The problem:
You are given the problem of analyzing the dynamics of a line of cars moving on a onelane highway. One approach to this problem is to assume that the line of cars behaves like a group of coupled oscillators. How would you set this problem up in a tractable way? Make lots of assumptions. Can anyone help me get started on this? I'm having trouble even setting up the differential equation. 


#2
Dec110, 05:13 AM

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[tex]\rho_t+M(12\frac{\rho}{d})\rho_x=0[/tex] Although maybe you're looking for just an ODE model. 


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