English Title

Reflections on a problem of geometry dealt with by several geometers, but which nevertheless is impossible

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

220

Fuss Index

362

Original Language

French

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1756

Written Date

1754

Content Summary

According to Eneström, the main problem of this paper is to find a curve MAN around a fixed point C, such that if one draws any straight line MCN through C, intersecting the curve at two points M and N, the tangents MT and NT, extended from these points, meet at T in a given angle.

Original Source Citation

Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 10, pp. 173-199.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 27, pp.340-363.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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