Translations of Euler's Works

Euler Scholarship. Since roughly 80% of Euler's works were published in Latin, translation into current languages is crucial in order to understand his contributions to science and mathematics. Additionally, while English is the primary language of scholarship today, translations into any modern languages are highly valuable, and will help make Euler's work available to the general public.

Our Translation Goals. One of the the Euler Archive's key objectives is to provide a foundation for the translation of Euler's works. So, we provide here a translation "clearing-house": a comprehensive listing of articles, books, and letters that are being actively translated. In this way, individual translators may inform the community of Euler scholars of their current area of study while also preventing accidental duplication of a translation in progress.

Our Translation Policy. Our view is that any modern rendering of Euler's work has value, and should be made available to the community of scholars. Additionally, in the interests of quality and peer review, we encourage others to critique and review the translations presented on our site. Thus, while any translation submitted to the Euler Archive will be posted, it will be labeled initially as a draft translation; only after being reviewed and edited will a translation lose this label.

If you are contemplating a particular translation project, please contact Erik Tou ( or Dominic Klyve ( Use "Euler Translation Notice" as your subject heading. Once your message has been received, the Active Translations list will be updated (see below). If you decide to discontinue a translation, please contact the archive so that it can be returned to "open" status.

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Active Translations

Index NumberSubmit DateTitle/DescriptionTranslator(s)Contact
E2220 Aug 2015On the communication of motion in collisionsRyan Blais reblais2005 at gmail dot com
E594 Feb 2013Theorems concerning the reduction of integral formulas to the quadrature of the circleTroy Goodsell goodsellt at byui dot edu
E6119 Jul 2011On sums of series of reciprocals from powers of natural numbers from another discussion...Emil Sargsyanemilsar at gmail dot com
E6319 Jul 2011Demonstration of the sum of the following series: 1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + 1/16 ...Emil Sargsyanemilsar at gmail dot com
E13324 Jun 2016De superficie conorum scalenorum aliorumque corporum conicorumDan Curtincurtin at nku dot edu
E14024 Aug 2010On the vibration of stringsRob Bradleybradley at adelphi dot edu
E19216 Feb 2016Solutio problematis geometriciPedro Pereira pedro underscore gambiab at hotmail dot com
E20021 Jul 2011Attempt at a metaphysical demonstration of the general principle of equilibriumMichael Saclolo mikeps at stedwards dot edu
E22030 Apr 2011Reflections on a problem of geometry dealt with by certain geometers which nevertheless is impossibleJames Swenson swensonj at uwplatt dot edu
E2426 May 2016 Proof of a theorem of Fermat that every number whether whole or fraction is the sum of four or fewer squares Paul Bialek pbialek at tiu dot edu
E2707 Nov 2014The solution of a problem about searching for three numbers, of which the sum and not only their product but the sum of their products two apiece, are square numbersMark R. Snavely and Phil Woodruffmsnavely at carthage dot edu
E27114 Sep 2016Demonstration of a new method in the theory of arithmeticSarah Nelson sarah dot nelson at lr dot edu
E32527 Feb 2013Easy solutions to some difficult geometric problemsJohn Lang langkids at rushmore dot com
E36910 Feb 2012How very large numbers are to be tested for whether they are prime or notJonathan Bayless BaylessJ at husson dot edu
E40024 Sep 2015Thoughts on the three body problemJustin Barhite jbarhite at carthage dot edu
E5063 Aug 2011Elucidations about a most elegant method, which the illustrious de la Grange used in the integration of the differential equation dx/√X = dy/√YAlan Wiederholdalan wiederhold at sjcd dot edu
E54329 Nov 2016Problematis cuiusdam Pappi Alexandrini constructioCynthia Huffman cjhuffman at pittstate dot edu
E61029 Sep 2016Novae demonstrationes circa divisores numerorum formae xx+nyyTorger Olson tjolson at email dot wm dot edu
E69626 Aug 2010On the cases in which the form x4 + kxxyy + y4 is permitted to be reduced to a squareMichael Saclolo mikeps at stewards dot edu
E75526 Aug 2010On cases for which the formula x4 + mxxyy + y4 can be reduced to a squareMichael Saclolo mikeps at stewards dot edu
E75830 Sep 2013De binis formulis speciei xx + myy et xx + nyy inter se concordibus et discordibusAllan MacLeod allan dot macleod at uws dot ac dot uk
E77322 Jul 2014A solution of a most difficult problem, in which the two forms aaxx + bbyy et aayy + bbxx must be rendered into squaresChris Goff cgoff at pacific dot edu
E8108 Feb 2012Enodatio insignis cuiusdam paradoxi circa multiplicationem angulorum observatiAllen Rogers allenr at elmhurst dot edu
E8505 May 2012Recherches sur la découverte des courants de la merKristen McKeen Thomas kthomas dot mathedit at gmail dot com