E56 -- Curvarum maximi minimive proprietate gaudentium inventio nova et facilis
(New and easy method of finding curves enjoying a maximal or minimal property)
According to the records, it was presented to the St. Petersburg Academy on October 4, 1736.
Originally published in Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae 8, 1741, pp. 159-190
Opera Omnia: Series 1, Volume 25, pp. 54 - 80
- Reprinted in Comment. acad. sc. Petrop. 8, ed. nova, Bononiae 1752, pp.145-174 + 2 diagrams
- Original publication: E056 (in the Commentarii)
- The Euler Archive attempts to monitor current scholarship for articles and books that may be of interest to Euler Scholars. Selected references we have found that discuss or cite E56 include:
- Calinger R., “Leonhard Euler: The first St Petersburg years (1727-1741).” Historia Mathematica, 23 (2), pp. 121-166 (May 1996).
- Fraser CG., “The origins of Euler's variational calculus.” Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 47 (2), pp. 103-141 (1994).
- Wilson C., “The great inequality of Jupiter and Saturn - from Kepler to Laplace.” Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 33 (1-3), pp. 15-290 (1985).
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