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Author Washburn, Alan R.
Title Combat modeling / Alan Washburn, Moshe Kress.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2009.

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Author Washburn, Alan R.
Series International series in operations research & management science, 0884-8289 ; 134
International series in operations research & management science ; 134.
Subject Combat -- Mathematical models.
Combat -- Simulation methods.
War games -- Mathematical models.
Alt Name Kress, Moshe.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 277 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-274) and index.
Contents Preliminaries -- Introduction -- Nomenclature -- Analytic Models -- introduction to firing theory -- shoot-look-shoot models -- force-on-force models -- minefields -- air defense -- anti-terror -- search models -- game theory -- Simulation Models -- simulation basics -- data and physics-based approach -- attrition -- detection -- entity decision making -- online modeling libraries and resources.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441907905 (e-isbn)
1441907904 (e-isbn)
OCLC # 430828499
Additional Format Print version: Washburn, Alan R. Combat modeling. New York : Springer, 2009 9781441907899 (DLC) 2009929309 (OCoLC)657270324

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