International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Combat Modeling

Authors: Washburn, Alan R., Kress, Moshe

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  • Authors are leading researchers in this area, and they are providing the first thorough, definitive treatment of the subject
  • Covers modeling of scenarios in virtually every combat area, from shooting and firing through terror and insurgency situations
  • Authors provide a link for downloading of custom Excel workbooks with VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) that can be used throughout the text
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Combat Modeling is a systematic learning resource and reference text for the quantitative analysis of combat. After a brief overview, authors Washburn and Kress present individual chapters on shooting without feedback; shooting with feedback; target defense; attrition models; game theory and wargames; search; unmanned aerial vehicles; and terror and insurgency. Three appendices provide a review of basic probability concepts, probability distributions, and Markov models; an introduction to optimization models; and a discussion of Monte-Carlo simulations. This is a book that can be used as a military manual, reference book, and textbook for military courses on this vital subject.

 

The authors also provide a link for downloading Microsoft Excel workbooks they’ve developed and that are used throughout the book that include VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code for certain functions or commands. Drawing on their many years of experience at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, Washburn and Kress have created a reference that will provide the tools and techniques for analysts involved in the underpinnings of combat decisions.

 

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is a handy guide … about the various ways in which mathematics can be applied in war. The authors are clearly well qualified in the field and write clearly and authoritatively. … The book is very well written … . outstanding and is a rich source of examples that will be of great use for students and teachers of the subject whether or not their interests are military.” (I. Graham, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 61 (10), 2010)

“This book is devoted to the analysis of multifarious combat models, which are classified into nine groups. Each chapter corresponds to one such class. The authors start with a description of commonly used assumptions, which considerably simplify examination. … requires a basic knowledge of calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability theory, stochastic processes and optimization. Each chapter ends with a number of exercises. It is nicely written and can be a valuable … reference for those who are interested in combat models.” (Anna Jaskiewicz, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1184, 2010)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0790-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2932-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Combat Modeling
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
134
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0790-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0790-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0789-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2932-6
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 280
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations
Topics