E78 -- Dissertation sur la meilleure construction du cabestan

(Dissertation on the best construction of a winch)


Pressa momordit humum, superas nunc gaudet ad auras
Anchora judicio tendere nostra tuo.

It is indicated that this treatise was written by Euler in Rozier’s general register of the writing of the Paris Academy of Science (part 4, Paris 1776, Art. Euler). The handwritten Latin original (“Dissertatio ad quaestionem de optimo modo anchoras attollendi ab ill. acad. Par. p. a. 1739 propositam”) was deposited with the St. Petersburg Academy on July 3, 1738, according to the records, and can be found in Euler’s estate.

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