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 emphasized and a number of possible classroom extension exercises are included.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology|
|Early online date||25 Jan 2022|
|Publication status||Published online - 25 Jan 2022|
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- Lanchester’s equations
- discrete time models
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Applied Mathematics
- discrete-time models