Computer simulation of an electric trolley bus by Stickler, John J

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Published by The Administration, National Technical Information Service [distributor] in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .

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  • Trolley buses -- Data processing,
  • Computer simulation

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StatementJohn J. Stickler ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban MassTransportation Administration, Office of Technology Development and Deployment
ContributionsUnited States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Technology Development and Deployment, Transportation Systems Center
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 58 p. :
Number of Pages58
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Open LibraryOL14943668M

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