E297 -- Analytica explicatio methodi maximorum et minimorum
(Explanation of the analytical method in the maxima and minima)
Euler considers the calculus of variations.
According to C. G. J. Jacobi, a treatise with this title was read to the Berlin Academy on
September 9, 1756.
According to the records, it was presented to the St. Petersburg Academy on
December 1, 1760.
Originally published in Novi Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae 10, 1766, pp. 94-134
Opera Omnia: Series 1, Volume 25, pp. 177 - 207
- Original Publication: E297
- German Translation (Alexander Aycock and Artur Diener), in two parts: E297 Part 1, E297 Part 2
- 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 E297 include:
- Fraser C., “Lagrange, J. L. changing approach to the foundations of the calculus of variations.” Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 32 (2), pp. 151-191 (1985).
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