English Title

On the rotational motion of solid bodies around a variable axis

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

292

Fuss Index

477

Original Language

French

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1765

Written Date

1751

Content Summary

Euler shows that every body has at least one set of three orthogonal principal axes. This paper gives rise to a branch of algebra. (Based on Clifford Truesdell's An idiot's fugitive essays on science: methods, criticisms, training, circumstances.)

Original Source Citation

Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 14, pp. 154-193.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 8, pp.200-235.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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