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Chart of the Day: Flow Rate v. Density (on Freeways)

  This chart comes from Philip Ball’s interesting book Critical Mass, which describes complex non-linear dynamics using real world examples. There’s one fascinating chapter on traffic jams, and I’m going to post a few of the charts from it. For example, the overall volume of a freeway is a combination of speed + density, something that […]

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