A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF CHANGING REDUNDANCY IN INTER-URBAN TRANSPORTATION LINKS

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how closely real world networks tend through time toward the ideal postulated. A comparison of these networks can be made by utilizing a technique based on information statistics. These statistics enable the level of entropy in any network to be measured. By comparing the entropy of an ideal network with a real world network a statistical index of redundancy is obtained. This redundancy index indicates how closely real world networks approach the ideal. An application of the technique is presented for a regional network found in the greater Grey-Bruce area of southwestern Ontario. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Generalstabens Litografiska Anstalt

    Box 304
    S-10124 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Semple, R K
    • Wang, L H
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM