Could an Arms-Race end Without Fighting?


DR. L. F. RICHARDSON has attempted (Nature, Sept. 29, p. 567) to foretell the result of the arms-race by means of differential equations. While his conclusions are most interesting, has he investigated the effect of assuming slightly different initial equations which would appear at least as reasonable as those he adopts ? The following argument suggests a somewhat altered form for his equations (1) and (2).

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HORNE, M. Could an Arms-Race end Without Fighting?. Nature 168, 920 (1951).

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