Accession Number:

ADA048609

Title:

A Review of Seven DOAE Papers on Mathematical Models of Attrition.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This paper is a descriptive and critical review of seven papers on the mathematics of combat attrition prepared by staff members of the Defence Operational Analysis Establishment of the U.K. The papers reviewed are A Bivariate Probability Distribution The Moments of the Distribution of Battle States Homogeneous Battles with General Attrition Functions The Distribution of the Duration of Battle Approximate Moments of the Distribution of States of a Simple Heterogeneous Battle and Stochastic Linear Law Battles and Moments of the Distribution of States for a Battle with General Attrition Functions. Emphasis of the reviews is on mathematical aspects of the stochastic attrition process treated in the papers.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE