Mathematical Location and Land Use Theory

An Introduction

  • Tönu Puu

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Tönu Puu
    Pages 1-3
  3. Tönu Puu
    Pages 5-30
  4. Tönu Puu
    Pages 31-66
  5. Tönu Puu
    Pages 67-99
  6. Tönu Puu
    Pages 101-187
  7. Tönu Puu
    Pages 189-227
  8. Tönu Puu
    Pages 229-269
  9. Tönu Puu
    Pages 271-292
  10. Tönu Puu
    Pages 293-342
  11. Tönu Puu
    Pages 343-344
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 345-362

About this book


Puu, Mathematical Location and Land Use Theory,   2nd rev. and enl. edition

Extracts from reviews to the first edition:

"This book is an excellent introduction to the theory of continuous location of economic activities in two-dimensional space based on differential equations and to their solution by vector calculus methods.

As Puu states "good science is to be easily understood. This book is, indeed, a lucid and easily readable introduction to the fundamental concepts of spatial economic theory and the differential calculus machinery of the continuous transportation model."

K. C. Mosler in "Location Science"

"This book represents an honest attempt at introducing spatial economic theory. The author does not appear to be interested in showing off his obvious mathematical skills. His intention is to summarize the accumulated knowledge in the field and present the main results in a simple manner. He does an admirable job. Of help are the high-quality graphics, the omission of semicooked ideas and messy results, and the author's extensive experience on the subject over a long period of time."

P. S. Kanaroglou in "Environment and Planning"


Continuous Transportation Modelling Landuse Location Theory Regional Science Regionalwissenschaft Räumliche Wirtschaftstheorie Spatial Economics networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Tönu Puu
    • 1
  1. 1.CERUMUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05665-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24785-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
  • Buy this book on publisher's site