English Title

On a new type of oscillation

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

126

Fuss Index

484

Original Language

Latin

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.)

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1750

Written Date

1739

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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Mathematics Commons

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