Accession Number : ADA293163

Title :   Chaos Theory: The Essentials for Military Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : James, Glenn E.

PDF Url : ADA293163

Report Date : 21 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : This report distills those issues of Chaos Theory essential for military decision makers while conducting a thorough review of Chaos applications in military affairs. Designed for courses at the various war colleges, the paper explains how to recognize Chaos, where to expect Chaos, and how to exploit the theories of Chaos and fractals. The essay includes a tutorial of nonlinear dynamics--assuming no math prerequisites--and an extensive bibliography. The universal features of chaotic systems provide specific tools and methods to apply the theoretical results to problems in decision making and strategy formulation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *DECISION MAKING, *CHAOS, *THEORY, FRACTALS, WARFARE, EDUCATION, TOOLS, FORMULATIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MATHEMATICS, UNIVERSITIES, COURSES(EDUCATION), DETERMINANTS(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Humanities and History
      Theoretical Mathematics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE