Accession Number : AD0711658

Title :   DIFFERENTIAL GAMES: A CRITICAL VIEW,

Corporate Author : FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s) : Ciletti,Michael D. ; Starr,Alan W.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A differential game is a mathematical model for a conflict situation which evolves over time. Although the subject has received considerable attention from mathematicians and engineers in recent years, the applicability of differential game theory to realistic conflict problems has not yet been demonstrated. This paper examines the 'state-of-the-art' of differential game theory and its prospects as a practical tool for the analysis of military and economic problems. It will present a summary of its historical development, followed by a brief formulation of a differential game and a discussion of the difficulties associated with realistic military and economic applications of the theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, REVIEWS), NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, WAR GAMES, ECONOMICS, HAMILTONIAN

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE