E508 -- Determinatio onerum, quae columnae gestare valent
(The determination of the loads which columns are strong enough to bear)
(based on C. Truesdell's An idiot's fugitive essays on science: methods, criticisms, training,
In this paper, Euler definitively treats Young's modulus and the idea of the bending moment
acting on a beam.
According to the records, it was presented to the St. Petersburg Academy on December 16, 1776.
Originally published in Acta Academiae Scientarum Imperialis Petropolitinae 1778, 1780, pp. 121-145
Opera Omnia: Series 2, Volume 17, pp. 232 - 251
- Original Publication: E508
- 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 E508 include:
- Dutka J., “On the early history of bessel-functions.” Arhcive for History of Exact Sciences, 49 (2), pp. 105-134 (1995).
- Elishakoff I., “Euler's problem revisited: 222 years later.” Meccanica, 36 (3), pp. 265-272 (2001).
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