Division Definition and 6 Discussions

A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 6,000 and 25,000 soldiers.
In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades; in turn, several divisions typically make up a corps. Historically, the division has been the default combined arms unit capable of independent operations. Smaller combined arms units, such as the American regimental combat team (RCT) during World War II, were used when conditions favored them. In recent times, modern Western militaries have begun adopting the smaller brigade combat team (similar to the RCT) as the default combined arms unit, with the division they belong to being less important.
While the focus of this article is on army divisions, in naval usage, "division" has a completely different meaning, referring to either an administrative/functional sub-unit of a department (e.g., fire control division of the weapons department) aboard naval and coast guard ships, shore commands, and in naval aviation units (including navy, marine corps, and coast guard aviation), to a sub-unit of several ships within a flotilla or squadron, or to two or three sections of aircraft operating under a designated division leader. Some languages, like Russian, Serbian, Croatian and Polish, also use a similar word, divizion/divizijun/dywizjon, for a battalion-size artillery or cavalry unit.

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  1. SamRoss

    B Trouble with polynomial long division

    I'm reading a book where the author gives the long division solution of ##\frac 1 {1+y^2}## as ##1-y^2+y^4-y^6...##. I'm having trouble duplicating this result and even online calculators such as Symbolab are not helpful. Can anyone explain how to get it?
  2. H

    Dividing 480/(-1.6x10^(-19))

    1. A capacitor with a capacity of C= 20μF is connected to a source with a voltage of V=24V. We unplug the source from the capacitor and we then connect it with a wire and the capacitor gets charged in a time of Δt=0.2s. Figure out the number of electrons that pass go to the capacitor and the...
  3. I

    I I think I solved divisions by zero

    First of all, I didn't know where to put this in general math or differential equations. Let's start with the basic, x/0 = α. Where α is every number and decimal number from -∞ to +∞, by rearranging, we get x = 0α, x= 0, therefore only 0/0 = α. Now, we can integrate this with graphs. Take the...
  4. P

    B Division for kids

    I am following up my 8 years old daughter's homework, and want to show her how division and multiplication work together , such as in division by a fraction : am I right if I say " we divide chocolates by boxes and 6 chocolates divided by half a box means 6 x 2 half boxes = 12 in one box ? " or...
  5. M

    How to calculate the foraging radius of a bird?

    I would love someone to verify the answer for equation 8 in this paper (bottom of page 263) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2028.2002.00368.x/epdf For the sake of clarity here is the equation is LaTeX which you can render at the following link \frac{QC + Q\lambda \sigma -...
  6. RabbitWho

    Supression ratio in classical conditioning

    I think that if you're good at maths you'll be able to help me without having heard of this before, assuming you know about classical conditioning it's explained here; http://brembs.net/classical/suppress.html The measure of the extent to which the CS suppresses responding is called the...