How to Use Maths to Model a Crowd ZdS#25
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Episode 25: Can we predict the behaviour of a crowd evacuating a room? To understand this phenomenon, scientists have created mathematical models for crowd motion. Crowd motion can be represented by a granular flow: each grain represents an individual, with its own movements and behaviour (similar to physical and psychological human behaviour). Crowd motion can also be represented by a liquid. Thanks to these models, scientists can reproduce various phenomena of crowd dynamics and better understand the mechanisms involved.