Physical dissertation on sound
Euler first explains his theory of what makes up the atmosphere; the basis of his theory lies in the theory of elasticity of the teacher he had before Johann Bernoulli. He also states without proof a formula for the speed of propagation and derives from it numerical values of the correct order of magnitude for air.
Original Source Citation
Basel: E. and J. R. Thurnisiorum, Volume 1727, pp. 208-226.
Opera Omnia Citation
Series 3, Volume 1, pp.181-196.