E208 -- Maximes pour arranger le plus avantageusement les machines destinées è élever de l'eau
par le moyen des pompes
(Advice for the most advantages arrangement of the machines used to raised water via pumps)
In this work, Euler lists simple "maxims" for mechanics to use when designing pumps and acqueducts. These maxims take into account the various types of power available.
According to C.
G. J. Jacobi, a treatise with this title was presented to the Berlin Academy on February 5, 1750.
Originally published in Memoires de l'academie des sciences de Berlin 8, 1754, pp. 185-232
Opera Omnia: Series 2, Volume 15, pp. 281 - 318
- Original publication: E208
- E208 can be viewed or downloaded from Digitalisierte Akademieschriften und Schriften zur Geschichte der Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, which includes serial publications of the Prussian Academy of Science in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
- 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 E208 include:
- Grattanguinness I., “Work for the workers - advances in engineering mechanics and instruction in France, 1800-1830.” Annals of Sciences, 41 (1), pp. 1-33 (1984).
- Reynolds TS., “Scientific influences on technology - case of the overshot waterwheel, 1752-1754.” Technology and Culture, 20 (2), pp. 270-295 (1979).
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