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Author Adam, John A.
Title X and the city : modeling aspects of urban life / John A. Adam.
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  HT151 .A288 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xviii, 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-316) and index.
Contents 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 -- Appendix 1. Theorems for Princess Dido -- Appendix 2. Dido and the sinc function -- Appendix 3. Taxicab geometry -- Appendix 4. The Poisson distribution -- Appendix 5. The method of Lagrange multipliers -- Appendix 6. A spiral braking path -- Appendix 7. The average distance between two random points in a circle -- Appendix 8. Informal "derivation" of the logistic differential equation -- Appendix 9. A miniscule [sic] introduction to fractals -- Appendix 10. Random walks and the diffusion equation - -Appendix 11. Rainbow/halo details -- Appendix 12. The Earth as vacuum cleaner?
Subject Mathematical models.
City and town life -- Mathematical models.
Cities and towns -- Mathematical models.
ISBN 0691154643
9780691154640
OCLC number 779244575