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View Resource Traffic Waves: Physics for Bored Commuters

Ever find yourself stuck behind lines of traffic on the interstate, but when you get to the end of the slowdown there's nothing there? Now you can find out how traffic phenomena like this occur at Traffic Waves, an interesting site created and maintained by William J. Beaty, an electrical engineer in Seattle. As the site reveals, Beaty is not an expert in "traffic physics" but rather a commuter...

http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/amateur/traffic/traffic1.html