The Mathematical Structure of Terrorism

From: John Conover <>
Subject: The Mathematical Structure of Terrorism
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:16:50 -0700

A bit off topic, but some work done at Los Alamos National Laboratory
seems to indicate that the patterns in wars and terrorism have fractal
characteristics. (Specifically, a fractal power law spectrum, i.e., the
Fourier convolution has an envelope of -0.5, or so, meaning the
characteristics are very nearly the same as a fractional Brownian motion

There is a link at the bottom to the original publication at LANL.

Kind of interesting reading.



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