English Title

On a new type of oscillation

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

126

Fuss Index

484

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1750

Written Date

1739

Content Summary

This paper contains the first analysis of a single harmonically-driven oscillator. By gradual trials and transformations of cases, Euler discovers the phenomenon of resonance mathematically, providing an example of a purely mathematical rediscovery of a major physical phenomenon. (Based on Clifford Truesdell's An idiot's fugitive essays on science: methods, criticisms, training, circumstances.)

Original Source Citation

Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, Volume 11, pp. 128-149.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 10, pp.78-97.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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