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Optimal Speed of an 18-Wheeler

: Maplesoft AuthorJason Schattman
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Derives the optimal cruising speed of an 18-wheeler given the price of diesel, the weight of the truck, the distance of the delivery route, and the monetary value of the cargo. Makes use of a study by Goodyear on the fuel economy of 18-wheelers vs. speed and weight. Uses many features new to Maple 12, including code regions, filled 3-D plots, and rotary gauges. At the end, you can turn dials to set the parameters and watch a "speedometer" (a rotary gauge) display the optimal speed under those settings.

Application Details

Publish Date: August 26, 2008
Created In: Maple 12
Language: English

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