Join pyschology/criminal justice senior Sam Diemer this Tuesday as she explains how calculus could be used to decrease traffic congestion.
Math 450 Senior Seminar
"Car Conflicts Can be Cleared Up with Calculus"
by Sam Diemer
Tuesday, November 12
3:05 – 4:55
in Patterson 324
Abstract: Traffic affects everyone on a daily basis; it is not only a nuisance, but it is also a necessity. To alleviate some of the issues associated with traffic, lawmakers have consulted mathematicians about how to change traffic patterns. In fact, calculus can be used to determine how traffic laws should be altered to accommodate traffic needs in a particular area. Specifically, we will be addressing the length of a green light at an intersection without an arrow for turning left. Everyone is welcome to attend!