I have heard that Linear Programming was first used by:
- Dantzig to solve problems involving US military logistics in the Second World War
- Kantorovich to solve problems involving transportation of goods and soldiers in the Second World War
I am trying to find more information about the exact circumstances of these problems. For instance, are there any references that show the exact objective functions and the exact constraints that were involved in these optimization problems?
I would be really interested to see something which showed the equations for the objective functions and the constraints with exact numbers involved in these original problems. I have searched for this online (e.g. http://www.math.toronto.edu/mccann/assignments/477/Kantorovich42.pdf, https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/87252.88081), but I can't seem to find anything which provides these kinds of details.
Can someone please recommend a reference where these kinds of details are provided for the first Linear Programming problems?