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  1. Eight great reasons to do maths

    ... Helping business make a crust Ketchup and traffic jams Advanced materials We all rely on materials: natural ...

    Marianne - 10 Nov 2021 - 17:09 - 1 comment

  2. Phantom jams

    ... Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas Traffic jams are a pain, especially when they happen for no apparent reason. Even when ...

    Marianne - 14 Nov 2019 - 13:53 - 0 comments

  3. The Nevanlinna Prize 2018: Constantinos Daskalakis

    ... involves complexity theory, game theory, online dating and traffic jams. You can also listen to this interview in a podcast and find ...

    Marianne - 22 Sep 2020 - 12:53 - 0 comments

  4. Ketchup and traffic jams

    ... behaviour, through a process resembling an internal traffic jam. Cates' research aims to understand better why these ... Cates concluded that each cluster is effectively a sort of traffic jam. As every driver knows, a smooth distribution of moving cars ... at high density, leading to the formation of traffic jams. These can be triggered by even a single driver lightly tapping the ...

    Marianne - 16 Dec 2015 - 14:53 - 1 comment

  5. Matrix: Simulating the world Part II: cellular automata

    ... one-dimensional and two-dimensional cellular automata, from traffic on a road to forest fires and cities. Road traffic In the ... cars have to stop at the back end, and so these traffic jams move steadily back up the road — appearing as a -45 degree white stripe. ...

    plusadmin - 24 Feb 2020 - 15:45 - 0 comments

  6. Want less traffic? Build fewer roads!

    ... Josefina Alvarez If you want fewer traffic jams, it might be worth considering to remove a few roads. Don't believe it? ...

    Marianne - 5 Apr 2019 - 10:32 - 12 comments

  7. News from the world of maths: Physical demonstration of mathematical traffic model

    ... 25, 2008 Physical demonstration of mathematical traffic model Recently, Plus reported on work done ... the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Budapest into why traffic jams often occur for seemingly no reason. Now, for the first time, ...

    plusadmin - 3 Apr 2019 - 14:53 - 0 comments

  8. Find the maths in your city and win great prizes!

    ... or the maths behind something more mundane, such as traffic lights — they want to hear from you! The competition opens on 4 ... maths behind architecture , engineering or traffic jams ... there are so many possibilities! Where do you see the maths in your ...

    Rachel - 18 Mar 2011 - 20:42 - 0 comments

  9. Unjamming Traffic

    ... vehicle and the nth car follows the 1st. Traffic jams often occur for seemingly no reason, especially when you are going ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 14:03 - 3 comments

  10. Like sand through the hour glass

    ... crust, stock market fluctuations and the formation of traffic jams (you can read more about other models of traffic jams in the Plus ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 15:04 - 0 comments