Master of Arts
Wollongong University College
Shaw, Joan A., Mathematical models for the Wollongong urban area, Master of Arts thesis, Wollongong University College, University of Wollongong, 1971. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2181
Since the publication of a paper by Clark in 1951, the negative exponential model, Y=Ae(-bx), has been widely accepted as the spatial pattern of intraurban population density distribution. This model is based on the assumption that the population densities of cities can be approximated by a circularly symmetric pattern and that the negative exponential function gives a reasonable fit.