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By Sandro Salsa, Federico Vegni, Anna Zaretti, Paolo Zunino

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This e-book is designed as a complicated undergraduate or a first-year graduate path for college kids from a number of disciplines like utilized arithmetic, physics, engineering. It has advanced whereas educating classes on partial differential equations over the last decade on the Politecnico of Milan. the most objective of those classes was once twofold: at the one hand, to coach the scholars to understand the interaction among thought and modelling in difficulties bobbing up within the technologies and however to offer them an excellent historical past for numerical tools, similar to finite ameliorations and finite elements.

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40) we obtain that u is implicitly defined by the equation G (x, t, u) ≡ u − g [x − q (u) t] = 0. 41) defines u as a function of (x, t), as long as the condition Gu (x, t, u) = 1 + tq (u)g [x − q (u) t] = 0 holds. 42) 38 2 Scalar Conservation Laws have the same sign, the solution given by the method of characteristics is well defined and smooth for all times t ≥ 0. This is not surprising, since g (ξ) q (g (ξ)) = d g (ξ) dξ and the condition g (ξ) q (g (ξ)) ≥ 0 implies that the characteristic slopes are nondecreasing, hence they cannot intersect each other.

This rather controversial assumption means that at a certain density the speed is uniquely determined and that a density change causes an immediate speed variation. Clearly dv v (ρ) = ≤0 dρ since we expect the speed to decrease as the density increases. 23) where q(ρ) = v (ρ) ρ. We need a constitutive relation for v = v (ρ). When ρ is small, it is reasonable to assume that the average speed v is more or less equal to the maximal velocity vm , given by the speed limit. When ρ increases, traffic slows down and stops at the maximum density ρm (bumper-to-bumper traffic).

3 The green light problem. Rarefaction waves Suppose that bumper-to-bumper traffic is standing at a red light, placed at x = 0, while the road ahead is empty. 32) 0 for x > 0. At time t = 0 the traffic light turns green and we want to describe the car flow evolution for t > 0. At the beginning, only the cars nearer to the light start moving while most remain standing. 3 Traffic Dynamics 31 t ρ =? S t R T ρ = ρm ρ =0 x = − vm t x = vm t x Fig. 9. Characteristic for the green light problem and the characteristics are the straight lines x = −vm t + x0 x = vm t + x0 if x0 < 0 if x0 > 0.

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