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X and the City:
Modeling Aspects of Urban Life
John A. Adam

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Preface [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii

Chapter 1
Introduction: Cancer, Princess Dido, and the city 1

Chapter 2
Getting to the city 7

Chapter 3
Living in the city 15

Chapter 4
Eating in the city 35

Chapter 5
Gardening in the city 41

Chapter 6
Summer in the city 47

Chapter 7
Not driving in the city! 63

Chapter 8
Driving in the city 73

Chapter 9
Probability in the city 89

Chapter 10
Traffic in the city 97

Chapter 11
Car following in the city--I 107

Chapter 12
Car following in the city--II 113

Chapter 13
Congestion in the city 121

Chapter 14
Roads in the city 129

Chapter 15
Sex and the city 135

Chapter 16
Growth and the city 149

Chapter 17
The axiomatic city 159

Chapter 18
Scaling in the city 167

Chapter 19
Air pollution in the city 179

Chapter 20
Light in the city 191

Chapter 21
Nighttime in the city--I 209

Chapter 22
Nighttime in the city--II 221

Chapter 23
Lighthouses in the city? 233

Chapter 24
Disaster in the city? 247

Chapter 25
Getting away from the city 255

Appendix 1
Theorems for Princess Dido 261

Appendix 2
Dido and the sinc function 263

Appendix 3
Taxicab geometry 269

Appendix 4
The Poisson distribution 273

Appendix 5
The method of Lagrange multipliers 277

Appendix 6
A spiral braking path 279

Appendix 7
The average distance between two random points in a circle 281

Appendix 8
Informal "derivation" of the logistic differential equation 283

Appendix 9
A miniscule introduction to fractals 287

Appendix 10
Random walks and the diffusion equation 291

Appendix 11
Rainbow/halo details 297

Appendix 12
The Earth as vacuum cleaner? 303

Annotated references and notes 309
Index 317

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