The physics of traffic jams

A great article that expains the physics of traffic jams. Whether you are scientifically interested in fluid dynamics, and non-linear dynamic systems, or just in making your daily commute as smooth as it can be, there are lessons to learn in William Beaty’s post.

[thanks to Dave B. for the pointer]


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One Response to The physics of traffic jams

  1. tevirselrahc says:

    That article it very interesting and in line with some of my own observations, although the author goes into much more details and experimentation!
    Another action I take is to pointedly not look at accident while driving by them. It keeps my speed constant as I do not get the urge to slow down and would keep traffic flowing better if others did the same – but we humans are just so curious, especially with morbid happenstances.

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