Accession Number : AD0604079

Title :   A CONTINUOUS MODEL OF TRANSPORTATION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Beckmann,Martin

Report Date : 25 MAR 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Interlocal commodity flows are considered in terms of vector fields. Efficient transportation then gives rise to a problem in the calculus of variations; the flow functions solving this problem contain price distribution functions as parameters. With net production functions dependent on prices, the model describes the flow and prices in a competitive regional market economy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSPORTATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*COSTS, TRANSPORTATION), ECONOMICS, CARGO, CARGO VEHICLES, TRAFFIC, COMMERCE, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, VECTOR ANALYSIS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE