E509 -- Examen insignis paradoxi in theoria columnarum occurentis
(An examination of an outstanding paradox occurring in the theory of columns)
According to Eneström, "the paradox is: 'Nulla columna, quantumvis fuerit alta, unquam a proprio pondere frangatur.'"
According to the records, it was presented to the St. Petersburg Academy on January 22, 1778.
Originally published in Acta Academiae Scientarum Imperialis Petropolitinae 1778, 1780, pp. 146-162
Opera Omnia: Series 2, Volume 17, pp. 252 - 265
- Original Publication: E509
- 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 E509 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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