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De Physica Belli: An Introduction to Lanchestrial Attrition Mechanics. Part 3.
DEFENSE MODELING SIMULATION AND TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER HUNTSVILLE AL
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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. Part II covers the basic physics inherent to attrition rate coefficients. This volume, which comprises Part III covers heterogeneous Lanchester theory and aggregation This includes basic definition of the mathematics and symbology associated with the expansion from two forces, each comprised of only one type of element, to two forces, each comprised of several different types of elements either organizationally, or in terms of their weaponry. This diversity naturally leads to the problem of fire allocation, and hence to the formal theory of aggregation which permits the heterogeneous Lanchester problem to be reduced to the homogeneous Lanchester problem and provides the connection between Lanchester theory and high resolution combat simulation. Part IV to be published will cover special and advanced topics.
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