E392 -- Evolutio insignis paradoxi circa aequalitatem superficierum
(Development of a notable paradox concerning the equality of surfaces)
The paradox consists of showing that for infinitely many different surfaces, the surface element
√(1+p2+q2) dxdy can
have the same form.
According to the records, it was presented to the St. Petersburg Academy on August
- Originally published in Novi Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae 14, 1770, pp. 46-71
- Opera Omnia: Series 1, Volume 28, pp. 120 - 141
- A handwritten French translation of this treatise can be found in the library of the observatory in
Uccle, near Brussels.
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