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Author Adam, John A.

Title X and the city [electronic resource] : modeling aspects of urban life / John Adam.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : cancer, Princess Dido, and the city -- Getting to the city -- Living in the city -- Eating in the city -- Gardening in the city -- Summer in the city -- Not driving in the city! -- Driving in the city -- Probability in the city -- Traffic in the city -- Car following in the city-I -- Car following in the city-II -- Congestion in the city -- Roads in the city -- Sex and the city -- Growth and the city -- The axiomatic city -- Scaling in the city -- Air pollution in the city -- Light in the city -- Nighttime in the city-I -- Nighttime in the city-II -- Lighthouses in the city -- Disaster in the city? -- Getting away from the city.
Summary 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? Every math problem and equation in this book tells.
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Subject Mathematical models.
City and town life -- Mathematical models.
Cities and towns -- Mathematical models.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Adam, John A. X and the city. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012 9780691154640 (DLC) 2012006113 (OCoLC)779244575
ISBN 9781400841691 (electronic bk.)
1400841690 (electronic bk.)