The Mathematics of War

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According to Sean Gourley this is the formula of war:


In this formula, P is the probability of an event, x the number of people killed in the event, and α a value representing the structure of the conflict. Here is his talk of only seven minutes:

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Sven Türpe is a computer scientist. His current research focus is on security engineering methods, techniques, and tools. All opinions expressed in this blog are his own.

2 thoughts on “The Mathematics of War

  1. Achso, der. Und ich dachte, wir bekommen mal wieder die Lancaster-Gleichungen erklärt 🙂

    Ist übrigens nicht der einzige gute Vortrag bei TED.

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