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Definition: Erlang Loss Formula
In 1917 Danish Engineer A K Erlang gave the dimensionless unit Erlang which was used to measure the load on service element like telephone, cable etc. it is also known as Erlang B formula where B stands for blocking. This formula proved to be very helpful in planning the networks for telephone operators as it was easy to know the probability of call loss in circuit.