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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Kris Jenssen, Yuxi Zheng.

Title:Introduction to traffic modeling with partial differential equations
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Harald Hanche-Olsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The mathematical study of traffic flow stems back at least to 1955, with a paper by Lighthill and Whitham and one by Richards. I will explain these models, in the process giving a brief introduction to nonlinear first order conservation laws and their solutions using characteristics and shock waves. I will then move on to more modern developments using higher order models. The highway is littered with failed models, but there are also several successful ones. This talk will serve as an introduction to the afternoon CAM Colloquium.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:10 / 02 / 2009
Time:12:00pm - 01:30pm