Essay on the principle of least action, with an examination of the objections of M. Professor Koenig made against this principle
This work was published in a bilingual edition in 1753. The publication contained a treatise of Euler's, but also a second booka long objection by Samuel König following Euler's.
In this pair of essays, Euler and Samuel König respond to a priority claim over the so-called "principle of least action." Maupertuis claimed to have originated the idea (and Euler agreed), while König claimed it should be credited to Leibniz.
Original Source Citation
Berlin: Michaelis, pp. 1-223.
Opera Omnia Citation
Series 2, Volume 5, pp.177-178.