E305  De la propagation du son
(On the propagartion of sound)
Summary:
(based on Clifford A. Truesdell's introduction to Opera Omnia Series II, Volume 12)
Euler analyzes the forces that act on a slice of air that is in a disturbed state at y but was
initially at x. This analysis is customary in modern elementary works.
According to C. G. J. Jacobi, a treatise with this title was presented to the Berlin Academy on
November 1, 1759.
Publication:

Originally published in Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin 15, 1766, pp. 185209

Opera Omnia: Series 3, Volume 1, pp. 428  451
Documents Available:
 E305 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.
 Additionally, Euler published a supplement, E306,
and a continuation, E307,
in the same journal.
 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 E305 include:
 Avsyuk YN., “The tidal force in the cases of unperturbed (Kepler) and perturbed motions of a body.” IzvestiyaPhysics of the Solid Earth, 37 (11), pp. 897905 (Nov 2001).
 Delany ME., “Soundpropogation in atmosphere  historical review.” Acustica, 38 (4), pp. 201223 (1977).
 Lindsay RB., “Story of acoustics.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 39 (4), pp. 629& (1966).
 Sander J, Hutter K., “On the development of the theory of the solitary wave  a historical essay.” Acta Mechanica, 86 (14), pp. 111152 (1991).
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