Applications of Operations Research and Management Science for Military Decision Making

  • William P. Fox
  • Robert Burks

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 283)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. William P. Fox, Robert Burks
    Pages 17-99
  3. William P. Fox, Robert Burks
    Pages 101-135
  4. William P. Fox, Robert Burks
    Pages 193-249
  5. William P. Fox, Robert Burks
    Pages 251-329
  6. William P. Fox, Robert Burks
    Pages 331-393
  7. William P. Fox, Robert Burks
    Pages 455-483
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 485-487

About this book


Based on many years of applied research, modeling and educating future decision makers, the authors have selected the critical set of mathematical modeling skills for decision analysis to include in this book. The book focuses on the model formulation and modeling building skills, as well as the technology to support decision analysis. The authors cover many of the main techniques that have been incorporated into their three-course sequence in mathematical modeling for decision making in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.

The primary objective of this book is illustrative in nature. It begins with an introduction to mathematical modeling and a process for formally thinking about difficult problems, illustrating many scenarios and illustrative examples. The book incorporates the necessary mathematical foundations for solving these problems with military applications and related military processes to reinforce the applied nature of the mathematical modeling process.


Military Decision Making Mathematical Modeling Model Fitting Optimization Decision Analysis Multi-Attribute Decision Making Game Theory Models Monte Carlo Simulation Agent Based Models Dynamical Systems Models Differential Equations Discrete Modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • William P. Fox
    • 1
  • Robert Burks
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Defense AnalysisNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA

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