Accession Number:

AD0757236

Title:

Application of Mathematical Methods in Military Affairs. Chapters 2, 4, and 5

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

Some fundamentals of probability theory are presented in the report. Then, through examples, it is shown how these fundamentals can be used in choosing the means weapons, units, etc. for solving certain military problems. Staging aerial attacks and setting up defenses against them is discussed. Problems of deploying different forces especially aerial against different enemy targets, using principles of probability so as to obtain the most effective deployment are solved. Various conditions and complications are added in the continuing examples. Various methods of solving problems which contain many unknown factors mathematical programming and linear problems are outlined. Examples are given, concerning, e.g., minimizing transport costs and assigning weapons to targets. Several distribution problems of a military nature are presented. A step-by-step solution for each problem using methods of linear programming, is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE