Transportation Flow Systems OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Graduate Study Course on Complex Transportation Systems

Published Dec 31, 2008

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Learn about air and road traffic flow systems in this free Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare. 'Transportation Flow Systems' discusses methods of operating and managing these systems, including increasing speed and efficiency. This graduate-level course is ideal for those interested in the transportation industry and requires a background in statistics, probability and calculus.

Transportation Flow Systems: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Graduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Open Book

Transportation Flow Systems: Course Description

Learn about the capacity of airway runways and how maximizing flow can improve the transportation of cargo and passengers. Discover the average flow rate of road traffic and how that affects travel time, cost and safety. This free OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, provides an overview of transportation flow systems and their real-world applications. Students will learn how to optimize the transportation flow of systems by using the shortest paths possible and increasing familiarity with traffic control. Students will also learn how various conditions like snow and fog, accidents, construction and speed limit affect road traffic. MIT professors Ismail Chabini and Amedeo R. Odoni teach this course about design, optimization and management of transportation flow systems. Students will also conduct simulations that model transportation flow systems to enable experimental study with applications in a variety of industries.

This course incorporates lectures, notes and study materials which are available for free online. For more information on this OpenCourseWare, visit the intelligent transportation systems course page.

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