Wittgenstein's aeronautical investigation

  title={Wittgenstein's aeronautical investigation},
  author={Ian Lemco},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society},
  pages={39 - 51}
  • I. Lemco
  • Published 22 January 2007
  • Engineering
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
After a rigorous German education in the physical sciences, young Ludwig Wittgenstein entered Manchester University as an aeronautical engineering research student. There he devised and patented a novel aero-engine employing an airscrew propeller driven by blade tip-jets. Within the context of the growth of English aviation during the first half of the twentieth century (including the contributions of many Fellows of the Royal Society) and taking into account related aspects of his life, this… 

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