E444  De motu gravium citissimo super curvis specie datis
(On the most rapid (descending) motion of weights along curves of a specified type)
Summary:
One problem Euler treats in this paper is given by Homer White:
Problem 2, for example, runs as follows: Given two points A (higher) and B (lower),
to find, among all semiellipses whose axes lie along the line AB, that semiellipse
which permits the most rapid descent of the weight from A to B.
Publication:

Originally published in Novi Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae 17, 1773, pp. 488504

Opera Omnia: Series 1, Volume 25, pp. 236  249
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