The maths of traffic jams



Our friends over at RiAus have produced a great short video this week, which explains those mysterious traffic jams when everything stops dead but there is no accident or other visible reason for the hold-up. As with most things the answer lies with mathematics.

They also have some interesting links from their website to further information about the science of traffic jams, a discipline known as "jamology".

  1. http://riaus.org.au
  2. http://riaus.org.au/podcast/a-week-in-science-8-august-2014/
Latest Stories
MoreMore Articles