Chaos Theory: The Essentials for Military Applications
Naval War College, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, 1996 - Bifurcation theory - 125 pages
This report distills those issues of Chaos Theory essential for military decision makers while conducting a thorough review of Chaos applications in military affairs. Designed for courses at the various war colleges, the paper explains how to recognize Chaos, where to expect Chaos, and how to exploit the theories of Chaos and fractals. The essay includes a tutorial of nonlinear dynamics--assuming no math prerequisites--and an extensive bibliography. The universal features of chaotic systems provide specific tools and methods to apply the theoretical results to problems in decision making and strategy formulation.
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