| || Lanchester's equation applied to assault on breskens
Author : Varma, R.S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:7(1) ; 1957 ; pp 1-8
Subject : 51 Mathematics
Keywords : Lanchester's equation ;Breskens pocket
Abstract : The validity of the applicability of the Lanchester's equations of the type dM/dt=P(t)-AN and dN/dt=-BM (where M(t) and N(t) are the effective attacker's and defenders' strength at time t; P(t) is the attackers' reinforcement rate; and A and B are the respective loss rates, per opposing combatant) to the situation at Breskens Pocket is investigated. It is concluded, on the basis of a series of calculations, that the above type of equation fairly describe the said engagement if we assume that the defenders' strength is reduced by about 40 percent by the time the battle ends.