English Title

Solution of a curious question which does not seem to have been subjected to any analysis

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

309

Fuss Index

84

Original Language

French

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1766

Written Date

1758

Archive Notes

This paper, although presented in 1759, did not appear in print until 1766. The first review of it, describing the first two knight's tours, appeared in the Journal Encyclopédique in 1767.

Content Summary

This is one of Euler's more famous papers and a good example of his work in an area usually called "recreational mathematics" today. It was the first mathematical paper on knight's tours (a path that a knight chesspiece can follow to visit every square on the chessboard without revisitng any sqaure).

Original Source Citation

Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 15, pp. 310-337.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 7, pp.26-56.

Record Created

2018-09-25

Included in

Mathematics Commons

Share

COinS