Lewis F. Richardson's mathematical theory of war

@article{Rapoport1957LewisFR,
  title={Lewis F. Richardson's mathematical theory of war},
  author={Anatol Rapoport},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={1957},
  volume={1},
  pages={249 - 299}
}
  • A. Rapoport
  • Published 1957
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution

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