A discrete time version of Lanchester’s ‘aimed fire’ model for combat is considered. The resulting equations are treated as a model for repeated battles and the effect of rearmament between battles is investigated. The usefulness of considering the solution of the model in the phase-plane is emphasised and a number of possible classroom extension exercises are included.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 18 Dec 2021|
- Lanchester’s equations
- discrete time models