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Title: RPL : a road planning language
Authors: Desira, Daniel (2015)
Keywords: Roads
Graph Theory
Spectrum analysis
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Desira, D. (2015). RPL : a road planning language (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: 1.1) General Area 1-Road Systems Road systems are the means through which vehicles move, offering a way to travel long distances in a short period of time. 1.2) General Area 2 - Graph Theory Graph theory is the study of graphs. Graphs are data structures consisting of vertices joined by edges, commonly used to represent road systems. 1.3) General Area 3 - Queuing Theory Queuing theory is the study of the behavior of a series of jobs at a given node that are serviced at some rate through a discipline, that may be first-in-first-out, last-in first-out, priority-based or another discipline. 1.4) Historical Background of Road Systems The first form of roads date back to about 5000 BC, whereby the Ridgeway found in England is an instance. Later on, in 4000 BC, in the cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, street pavings have been developed, as can be seen in Harappa. Meanwhile, Mesopotamians have built what are known as the first instances of wheeled transport. The Romans have redesigned their road networks, due to their need for armies to travel more quickly. In order to cater for this, they have developed their roads in such a way that water would flow out more easily, hence reducing the amount of mud greatly. The development of road systems, has continued in the Renaissance Era often following Roman methods, in the design of new roads and bridges. Between 1725 and 1737, Britain has built 400km of road, as well as 40 bridges, so as to enhance its control over the Scottish Highlands. The style used was influenced by that of the Roman Empire and the result has been described as uncomfortable for everyday use. [...]
Description: B.SC.(HONS)IT
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