Modeling a “Jamiton” – The Mathematics of a Traffic Jam
My good friend Dave just sent me an article from Wired magazine, “MIT Hopes to Exorcise ‘Phantom’ Traffic Jams,” about research going on at MIT in mathematically modeling randomly occurring traffic jams to discover their source as well as potential remedies. Since I’m not a mathematician, I developed a somewhat less scientific theory as to why such traffic jams happen – morons and ignorant motorists who shouldn’t have licenses. If people paid more attention, the chance of randomly occurring traffic jams taking place would be greatly eliminated. Read the signs: Slower Traffic Keep Right.” But, if you’re interested in a more rational theory, check out the article.