English Title

Reflections on some general laws of nature which are observed in the effects of arbitrary forces

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

146

Fuss Index

533

Original Language

French

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1750

Written Date

1749

Content Summary

Euler proves that, given the static principle, one can derive the equilibrium conditions for a fluid, and from these, he obtains the integrability conditions for a "Pfaffian" form in three variables. He also looks at the equilibrium of a weight suspended from three elastic cords by looking, via analogy, to a special case of the problem for fluids. (Based on Clifford Truesdell's An idiot's fugitive essays on science: methods, criticisms, training, circumstances.)

Original Source Citation

Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 4, pp. 189-218.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 5, pp.38-63.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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