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, circumstances)
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.

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