Accession Number : AD0641084

Title :   QUASILINEARIZATION AND INVERSE PROBLEMS FOR LANCHESTER EQUATIONS OF CONFLICT.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Buell,J. D. ; Kagiwada,H. H. ; Kalaba,R. E.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Quasilinearization and digital computation are applied to certain problems relating to the Lanchester equations of combat. It is shown how the enemy's strength and replenishment rate can be estimated on the basis of information on friendly units. The problem is phrased as a nonlinear, multipoint, boundary-value problem, and quasilinearization is used for the numerical solution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANCHESTER EQUATIONS, *NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, WARFARE), BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE