Open Mathematics: Track 1
The Severn Valley Railway is one of Britain's best known steam...
The Severn Valley Railway is one of Britain's best known steam railways. Over much of its length, there is only a single track, with passing points at various points along the line. As with any commercial rail operation, the timetable needs to meet passenger needs and health and safety requirements. The five video tracks in this album follow the work of railway employees as they monitor and develop the service to suit passenger demand and ensure safety systems are in place. The material forms part of the course MU120 Open Mathematics.
- Duration 25 mins
- Published on: Tuesday 13th April 2010
- Introductory Level
- Posted under: Mathematics and Statistics
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Tracks in this podcast:
|1||Open Mathematics||A short introduction to this album. Play now Open Mathematics|
|2||Running Trains Safely||Steam trains in the valley of the River Severn - ensuring the train service meets customer demand and ensures safety. Play now Running Trains Safely|
|3||Journeys as Graphs||The timetable in action and the practical challenges a timetabler faces. Representing a journey as a position-time graph. Play now Journeys as Graphs|
|4||Synchronising Crossing Times||How to keep numerous trains on schedule. Analysing the timetable and synchronising cross over points. Play now Synchronising Crossing Times|
|5||Additional Safety Measures||Track tokens and train safety. Creating gaps for special excursions within the regular timetable. Play now Additional Safety Measures|
|6||Making Timetables from Graphs||Creating a timetable and identifying extra slots on an existing timetable for a more frequent service. Play now Making Timetables from Graphs|
Copyright & revisions
Originally published: Monday, 29th December 2008
- Body text - Content: Copyright The Open University
- Audio/Video tracks: Copyright The Open University
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