Frederick William Lanchester (1868-1946) was an English polymath and engineer. His ideas helped to develop the fields of automotive engineering, aerodynamics, and operations research. He published two volumes of poetry under the pseudonym Paul Netherton-Herries.
Aircraft in Warfare (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)by Frederick William Lanchester
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In 1916, Lanchester published Aircraft in Warfare: the Dawn of the Fourth Arm, a book that had grown out of his observations of aerial combat in World War I. He included a series of differential equations for battlefield attrition, known today as Lanchester's Power Laws, which became the foundation for the science of Operations Research.
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