# Mathematician:Agner Krarup Erlang

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## Mathematician

Danish mathematician, statistician and engineer, who invented the fields of traffic engineering and queueing theory.

## Nationality

Danish

## History

- Born: 1 January 1878 in LĂ¸nborg (near Tarm), Jutland, Denmark
- Died: 3 February 1929 in Copenhagen, Denmark

## Theorems and Definitions

- Erlang Distribution
- Erlang (international unit of telephone traffic)
- Erlang Formula

Definitions of concepts named for **Agner Krarup Erlang** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1909:
*The Theory of Probabilities and Telephone Conversations* - 1917:
*Solution of some Problems in the Theory of Probabilities of Significance in Automatic Telephone Exchanges*