E292  Du mouvement de rotation des corps solides autour d'un axe variable
(On the movement of rotation of solid bodies around a variable axis)
Summary:
(based on C. Truesdell's An idiot's fugitive essays on science: methods, criticisms, training,
circumstances)
Euler shows that every body has at least one set of three orthogonal principal axes. This paper
gives rise to a branch of algebra.
Publication:

Originally published in Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin 14, 1765, pp. 154193

Opera Omnia: Series 2, Volume 8, pp. 200  235
Documents Available:
 Original publication: E292
 E292 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 E292 include:
 de Boer R., “Theory of porous media  past and present.” Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, 78 (7), pp. 441466 (1998).
 Brush SG., “19thcentury debates about the inside of the earth  solid, liquid or gas.” Annals of Science, 36 (3), pp. 225254 (1979).
 Caparrini S., “The discovery of the vector representation of moments and angular velocity.” Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 56 (2), pp. 151181 (Jan 2002).
 Shuster MD., “A survey of attitude representations.” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 41 (4), pp. 439517 (OctDec 1993).
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