E517 -- De problemate quodam mechanico, satis obvio, at solutu difficillimo

(On a certain problem in mechanics, obvious enough, but with a most difficult solution)


Summary:

According to Eneström, "The problem is: 'Si corpus quodcunque BCD, plano horizontali politissimo incumbens de puncto B, ope fili BA in puncto A fixum retineatur, eique motus quicunque imprimatur, investigare motum, quo istud corpus deinceps est progressorum.'

According to the records, it was presented to the St. Petersburg Academy on August 14, 1780.

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