J. Phys. I France
Volume 2, Numéro 4, April 1992
Page(s) 385 - 388
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1992151
J. Phys. I France 2 (1992) 385-388

The fractal dimension of some railway networks

L. Benguigui

Solid State Institute and Physics Department, Technico-Israel Institute of Technology, 32 000 Haifa, Israel

(Received 8 January 1992, accepted 17 January 1992)

We determine the fractal dimension D of four different railway networks. We found for Paris, Moscow and the Rhine towns in Germany, D between 1.7 and 1.8 but for the network connecting Paris to the suburbs, D is equal to 1.5. We discuss some implications of these results.

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