Accession Number : AD0615263

Title :   AN ATTACK-DEFENSE GAME WITH MATRIX STRATEGIES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,N. D.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This memorandum presents the results and the method of analysis for an attack-defense game involving allocation of resources. Each player is assumed to have several different types of resources to be divided in an optimal fashion among a fixed set of targets. The payoff function of the game is convex. The 'No Soft-Spot' principle of M. Dresher, and the concept of the generalized inverse of a matrix are used to determine optimal strategies for each player and the value of the game. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, MILITARY TACTICS), (*MILITARY STRATEGY, GAME THEORY), MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE