English Title

Letter of Mr. Euler to Mr. de la Grange

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

268

Fuss Index

507

Original Language

French

Content Summary

This is a thorough abstract of the second of Euler's two great memoirs on the theory of sound. It served to establish his priority in the "discovery and publication of the material description for the motion of a continuum, in which the initial coordinates X, Y, and Z of the particles are taken, along with time, as independent variables." He shows that the complete history of the motion of the continuum is given by the functional equations x = f(X, Y, Z, t), y = g(X, Y, Z, t), z = h(X, Y, Z, t). (Based on Clifford Truesdell's introduction to Opera Omnia Series II, Volume 12.)

Published as

Published letter

Published Date

1762

Written Date

1760

Original Source Citation

Melanges de philosophie et de la mathematique de la societe royale de Turin, Volume 2, pp. 1-10.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 10, pp.255-263.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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