E79  Problema geometricum propositum publice ab Anonymo Geometra
(A Problem of geometry proposed publicly by an anonymous geometer)
Summary:
Almost certainly Euler's shortest publication, this paper is only 8 lines long in the Nova
Acta Eruditorum. As the title suggests, the entire work is the proposal of a geometry
problem. In particular, the problem involves finding all curves that have a certain
reflection property that Euler describes. Euler himself solved this problem two years later,
in E106.
Publication:

Originally published in Nova acta eruditorum 1745, 1745, p. 523

Opera Omnia: Series 1, Volume 27, p. 50
Documents Available:
 Original publication: E079
 A rough draft of a transcription and translation, along with a few notes, have been written by
Ed Sandifer.
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