Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
The Calculus of Conventional War: Dynamic Analysis without Lanchester Theory (Paperback)
  • The Calculus of Conventional War: Dynamic Analysis without Lanchester Theory (Paperback)
zoom

The Calculus of Conventional War: Dynamic Analysis without Lanchester Theory (Paperback)

(author)
£12.95
Paperback 31 Pages / Published: 30/12/1985
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Conventional forces absorb the preponderance of America's defense spending. Further, most experts believe the most likely path to nuclear war is through a failure of conventional defense. It is therefore critical that conventional military balances be assessed rigorously by techniques that go beyond the familiar static comparison of opposing military inventories and explicitly represent warfare's dynamic factors.

For decades, a single set of tools has dominated the dynamic analysis of conventional balances: the Lanchester equations, named for their inventor, Frederick William Lanchester.

In this study, Joshua M. Epstein makes two separate contributions. He argues that Lanchester's equations fail to capture the basic dynamics of warfare and that they offer a fundamentally implausible picture of combat. He also presents new, alternative equations of his own. These, he contends, do capture warfare's essential dynamics, which Lanchester theory is incapable of representing.

Epstein's methods are of immediate practical relevance in assessing the requirements of defense in the specific contingencies for which the United States and its allies must plan and in setting defense priorities accordingly.

Publisher: Brookings Institution
ISBN: 9780815734673
Number of pages: 31
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

You may also be interested in...

Deadly Skills 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
Added to basket
Auntie's War
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
The Story of Brexit
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Hardback
Enemies and Neighbours
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons
Added to basket
Secret Service Brainteasers
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
M
Added to basket
M
£9.99
Paperback
Agent Zigzag
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Kremlin Letters
Added to basket
Head Hunters
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
All Out War
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Divided
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Red Notice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Prisoners of Geography
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
Fire and Fury
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.