Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on Transportation Systems Analysis

Published Dec 30, 2008

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Learn about the limits and logistics of transportation in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 'Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods' provides an in-depth look at methods used to analyze emergency response times and plan transportation routes, as well as other issues related to transportation. This graduate-level course is ideal for students interested in transportation issues and planning. No prerequisites are required.

Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods: Course Specifics

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Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods: Course Description

Consider the length of time it takes for emergency services to receive a call, respond and return to start the process again. This is affected by the location of the emergency and emergency services, both of which affect the planning methods for emergency services. This OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering looks at the methods used to determine the optimal transportation routes and their practical applications. Students will learn about the relationship between these methods and how they affect professionals, like police officers, postmen and firemen. Professors Arnold I. Barnett, Richard C. Larson and Amedeo R. Odoni use graphs, statistics and probability to demonstrate possible outcomes and how to apply theoretical simulations to real-world problems. Students will use advanced mathematics and statistics to calculate possible hindrances, like snow and traffic, to see how they influence the development of emergency service transportation plans.

Lectures, notes, assignments and exams are available online for free. To take this free OpenCourseWare, visit the logistics and transportation planning methods course page.

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