Social force model for pedestrian dynamics.

@article{Helbing1995SocialFM,
  title={Social force model for pedestrian dynamics.},
  author={Helbing and Moln{\'a}r},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
  year={1995},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={
          4282-4286
        }
}
  • HelbingMolnár
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
It is suggested that the motion of pedestrians can be described as if they would be subject to ``social forces.'' These ``forces'' are not directly exerted by the pedestrians' personal environment, but they are a measure for the internal motivations of the individuals to perform certain actions (movements). The corresponding force concept is discussed in more detail and can also be applied to the description of other behaviors. In the presented model of pedestrian behavior several force terms… 

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