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Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Problems

DOI: 10.1016/s0076-5392(08)60312-4
  • Mathematics


Publisher Summary This chapter describes the application of stochastic processes in miscellaneous problems. At intersections two kinds of traffic are distinguished—horizontal and vertical. The chapter works with the horizontal process, showing how the mean number of cycles is required to fill up the K places in the block and how it can be expressed in terms of the transition probabilities. Several problems relating to traffic going in the same direction in parallel lanes are discussed. In the chapter it is shown how the multiplicity of lanes affects the gap-counting question and presents methods to determine principle counting distributions, moments, and transforms. In addition, the problems of sequences of traffic controls, parking, and merging are also described in the chapter.

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