Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic & Transportation Systems

Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic & Transportation Systems

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The vast expansion of transportation systems on land, sea and in the air throughout the twentieth century has allowed for the development of economic, social and political connections across the globe undreamed of by our ancestors. However, this expansion has brought with it familiar problems such as airport delays and gridlock in our major cities. Fortunately, parallel progress in system science and information technology can provide us with the appropriate tools for rational and efficient solutions to our exponentially increasing transportation demands. This encyclopedia addresses the analysis, modelling and control of today's and tomorrow's traffic and transportation systems in a concise, comprehensive single volume. Well over 100 articles have been specially commissioned, or revised from the acclaimed Systems a Control Encyclopedia, to provide an overview of and first reference to models, control methods and practical aspects of all forms of traffic and transportation systems with a particular emphasis on efficient utilization of available infrastructure, plus a consideration of their historical, organizational, economic and social impacts. The Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic a Transportation Systems will be essential for professional and academic scientists and engineers in any discipline concerned with the movement of people and materials.By using multiple regression techniques, it is possible to fit such forms to a large amount of data from constrained tests, ... Practical Design in Shipbuilding, Tokyo Nomoto K, Tagushi T, Honda K, Hirano S 1957 On the steering qualities of ships. ... of a vessel (position-reference systems) such as hydroacoustic transponder systems, taut wire systems, radio transponder systems and satellite systems. ... 2 presents a block diagram indicating the main elements in the control structure. /.

Title:Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic & Transportation Systems
Author: Markos Papageorgiou
Publisher:Pergamon - 1991

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