E42 -- De linea celerrimi descensus in medio quocunque resistente

(On the curve of fastest descent in whatever resistent medium)


Summary:

According to the records, it was presented to the St. Petersburg Academy on February 4, 1734.

Euler mentions that he read this treatise in the conference, in his letter to Daniel Bernoulli on February 16, 1734 (Bibl. math. 73, 1906/7, p. 136).

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