English Title

Essay on the principle of least action, with an examination of the objections of M. Professor Koenig made against this principle

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

186

Fuss Index

449

Original Language

French

Published as

Octavo book

Published Date

1753

Archive Notes

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 Königfollowing Euler's.

Content Summary

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.

Notes

This work was published in a bilingual editition in 1753. The publication contained a treatise of Euler's, but also a second book—a long objection by Koenig—following Euler's.

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