Accession Number:

ADA318789

Title:

De Physica Belli. An Introduction to Lanchestrial Attrition Mechanics. Part Two.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

266.0

Abstract:

Physics and War are inextricable. While it is often recognized that war is often the generator of progress in physics, the role of physics in war is less often recognized. This work is dedicated to examination of the physics inherent in some of the processes of war. The framework for this examination is the Lanchester model of attrition. Part I of this work is primarily concerned with the basic foundation of this model. This volume, which comprises Part II, presents the mathematical and assumptive basis of the conjugate to the Lanchester theory, Bonder-Farrell Theory. It reviews the basic theory originally presented by these fathers of modern Lanchester Theory, and then the fundamental physical principles of the combat processes which lead to the basic definitions and descriptions of weapon systems and their use on the battlefield. Part III to be published will cover heterogeneous Lanchester theory and aggregation and Part IV will cover special and advanced topics.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE