English Title

Proof of a theorem and solution of a theorem proposed in the Acta Eruditorum of Leipzig

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

264

Fuss Index

348

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1761

Written Date

1755

Archive Notes

According to Jacobi, a treatise with this title was read to the Berlin Academy on February 13, 1755. According to St. Petersburg Academy records, it was presented to that Academy on August 18, 1755.

Content Summary

Euler looks at properties of the elliptic integral. From the first paragraph: Half of an ellipse is cut in such a way that the difference of the parts is geometrically assignable. The geometric construction of an arc that is half of an elliptical quadrant is required. Also see E211.

Original Source Citation

Novi Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, Volume 7, pp. 128-162.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 20, pp.201-234.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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