Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
(1 May 1769 - 14 Sep 1852)
Science Quotes by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1 quote)
But of this I can assure you that there is not a movement of any body of Men however small whether on Horse-back or on foot, nor an operation or March of any description nor any Service in the field that is not formed upon some mathematical principle, and in the performance of which the knowledge and practical application of the mathematicks will be found not only useful but necessary. The application of the Mathematicks to Gunnery, Fortification, Tactics, the survey and knowledge of formal Castrenantion etc. cannot be acquired without study.
— Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington