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Braess's paradox
Fri, 2022-Oct-21 00:46 UTC
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The random article for Friday, 21 October 2022 is Braess's paradox.

Braess's paradox is the observation that adding one or more roads to a road network can slow down overall traffic flow through it. The paradox was discovered by the German mathematician Dietrich Braess in 1968.

The paradox may have analogies in electrical power grids and biological systems. It has been suggested that, in theory, the improvement of a malfunctioning network could be accomplished by removing certain parts of it. The paradox has been used to explain instances of improved traffic flow when existing major roads are closed.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:46 UTC on Friday, 21 October 2022.

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