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In 1994, Helbing, as cited by Yi-Fang Chang (2013), developed a mathematical model for behavioral changes under the influence of a

In 1995, Dirk Helbing, in his

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The following are quotes by Helbing:

“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 be also applied to the description of other behaviors.”— Dirk Helbing (1998), “Social Force Model for Pedestrian Dynamics” (co-author: Peter Molnar) [2]

References

1. (a) Helbing, Dirk. (1994). “Article”,

(b) Chang, Yi-Fang. (2013). “Social Thermodynamics, Social Hydrodynamics, and Some Mathematical Applications in Social Sciences” (pdf),

2. Helbing, Dirk and Molnar, Peter. (1998). “Social Force Model for Pedestrian Dynamics” (pdf), ArXiv.org, May 20.

External links

● Dirk Helbing – Wikipedia.