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Approximate formulas of average distances associated with regions and their applications to location problems. (English) Zbl 0733.90042
Summary: This study is concerned with the problem of measuring average distances between two points in two different coplanar regions. The objectives are: (1) to derive the approximated average distances associated with circula regions and to check their accuracy; and (2) to apply these approximated distances to location problems. Results show that the simple approximate formulas are accurate and useful. The approximated average distances can be applied to the analyses of varied kinds of movement phenomena in cities.

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90B85 Continuous location
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