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Military Operations Research : Quantitative Decision Making :  Quantitative Decision Making - N.K. Jaiswal

Military Operations Research : Quantitative Decision Making

Quantitative Decision Making

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Published: February 1997
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The field of Operations Research (OR) grew out of World War II operations to improve the effectiveness of newly introduced weapons and equipment, and to solve logistical problems for the war effort. Since its beginnings, OR has rapidly become a robust set of decision-making methodologies widely used in business, engineering, and governmental sectors. Nevertheless, many of OR's military and defense contributions have remained confined to classified reports. This book is a systematic, state-of-the-art treatment of military operations research (MOR). It has been written for those interested in learning about the applications of OR techniques to military problems, and within these discussions theoretical concepts needed for analysis of military issues are presented. The book examines issues that relate to both tactical and strategic levels. Several examples have been solved in each chapter to illustrate the application of the techniques of MOR to military systems. The data used in these examples are hypothetical. They do not correspond to any existing weapon or military situations. They are used strictly to illustrate an application of MOR in defense decision-making.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Operations Research in Defensep. 1
Search, Detection and Damage Assessmentp. 13
Simulation of Military Systemsp. 59
War Gamesp. 91
Cost Effectiveness Analysisp. 111
Optimization Problemsp. 129
Heuristic Optimizationp. 169
The Analytic Hierarchy Processp. 209
Homogeneous Combat Modelsp. 233
Heterogeneous Combat Modelsp. 283
Threat Assessment: Static and Dynamic Analysesp. 311
Analysis of Strategic Stability Issuesp. 355
Author Indexp. 373
Subject Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780792398585
ISBN-10: 0792398580
Series: International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: February 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.64