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handouts Returns Homework 3 due next week Draft term paper due next week
Engineering Systems: Notes from the MIT ESD Symposium, March 2004
David Levinson
Engineering Systems
We are interested in systems with the following characteristics:
Tec
Questions
Who, what, where, when, why, how?
Demand Theory
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Who is traveling or what is being shipped? Where are the origin and destination of those trips, shipments? When do those trips begin and end (how long do they take, how far away ar
Syllabus CE5214: Transportation Systems Analysis
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How many people would pay $5 for an A? How many people would pay $50 for an A? How many people would pay $500 for an A? How many people would pay $5000 for an A?
How Much Would
Outline Lecture 6: Supply
Production Theory: An Introduction Production Functions Inputs and Outputs in Transportation Production Relationships Characteristics of Production Functions: AP. MP Isoquants Optimization of input mix and level. Production and
Sussman's Key Points
People and organizations alter behavior based on transportation system expectations.
As relayed by David Levinson
Transportation service is part of a broader system economic, social, and political in nature.
Competition, or its absenc
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Homework 3 Due Today Draft Term Paper Due Today Minute Papers Returned Survey HandedOut Next Week Class: Strongly Encouraged to Attend NCITE Dinner (Handout) (Will return marked up Term Papers) Homework 4 Handed Out at End of Class, Due Apr
Traditional Forecasting Model Economic and Land Use Modeling
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Land Use Model The region is divided into zones and by trend or regression analysis, the population and employment are determined for each. Trip Generation Model The frequency of
General Equilibrium Theory and Collective Decision Making Outline 1. General vs partial equilibrium theory 2. Transformation functions and general equilibrium i. production ii exchange 3. Collective Decision making 1. General vs partial equilibrium theory
Models and Frameworks
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ALL MODELS ARE WRONG, SOME MODELS ARE LESS WRONG THAN OTHERS.
Some Models are Useful
Frameworks
Model - Mathematical Representation of a System Framework - Qualitative Organizing Principle for Analyzing System
Comple
Trip Distribution
Trip Generation Trip Distribution Mode Choice Route Assignment
Introduction
The greater the separation between an origin and destination, the less likely the trip. The decay in the willingness to travel function varies by mode. The choi