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Title: Dynamic Trip Modelling: From Shopping Centres to the Internet
Contributor(s): Baker, RG  (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/702
Abstract: The thesis of this book is that there are one set of equations that can define any trip between an origin and destination. The idea originally came from work that I did when applying the hydrodynamic analogy to study congested traffic flows in 1981. However, I was disappointed to find out that much of the mathematical work had already been done decades earlier. When I looked for a new application, I realised that shopping centre demand could be like a longitudinal wave, governed by centre opening and closing times. Further, a solution to the differential equation was the gravity model and this suggested that time was somehow part of distance decay. This was published in 1985 and represented a different approach to spatial interaction modelling.The next step was to translate the abstract theory into something that could be tested empirically. To this end, I am grateful to my Ph.D supervisor, Professor Barry Garner who taught me that it is not sufficient just to have a theoretical model. This book is an outcome of this on-going quest to look at how the evolution of the model performs against real world data. This is a far more difficult process than numerical simulations, but the results have been more valuable to policy formulation, and closer to what I think is spatial science.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISBN: 1402043457
Field of Research (FOR): 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/21039183
Extent of Pages: 360
Series Name: The GeoJournal Library
Series Number : 84
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