Accession Number : ADA318789

Title :   De Physica Belli. An Introduction to Lanchestrial Attrition Mechanics. Part Two.

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Fowler, Bruce W.

PDF Url : ADA318789

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 266

Abstract : 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. This volume, which comprises Part II, presents the mathematical and assumptive basis of the conjugate to the Lanchester theory, Bonder-Farrell Theory. It reviews the basic theory originally presented by these fathers of modern Lanchester Theory, and then the fundamental physical principles of the combat processes which lead to the basic definitions and descriptions of weapon systems and their use on the battlefield. Part III (to be published) will cover heterogeneous Lanchester theory and aggregation: and Part IV will cover special and advanced topics.

Descriptors :   *WAR GAMES, *LANCHESTER EQUATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, THEORY, ATTRITION.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE