English Title

Exposition of methods, not only for determining the parallax of the sun from an observed transit of Venus across the sun, but also for finding longitudes of places on the earth from observations of eclipses of the sun, together with calculations and conclusions deduced therefrom

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

397

Fuss Index

668

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1770

Written Date

1770

Archive Notes

It is indicated in the dissertation summary that all of these treatises were written by Euler.

Content Summary

This work is a collection of four treatises with separate titles, namely: "Methodus ex observato transitu Veneris per solem, inveniendi parallaxin solis" (pp. 322-334); "Methodus ex eclipsi solari in pluribus locis observata, elementa motus lunae, hincque longitudinem locorum, super terra accurate determinandi" (pp. 335-349); "Calculus eclipsis solaris cum conclusionibus inde deductis pro determinationibus longitudinum geographicarum" (pp. 350-420); "Calculus observationum circa transitum Veneris per solem institutarum" (pp. 421-554).

Original Source Citation

Novi Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, Volume 14, pp. 322-554.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 30, pp.153-231.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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