English Title

Natural basic principles of the study of the state of equilibrium, and the motion, of bodies that are both perfectly flexible and elastic

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

410

Fuss Index

453

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1771

Written Date

1771

Content Summary

Euler introduces the idea of resultant shear, and he derives the general differential equations for a deformable line bent in its own plane. Together with E481, this work combines the elastica and catenary into one conceptual framework. (Based on Clifford Truesdell's An idiot's fugitive essays on science: methods, criticisms, training, circumstances.)

Original Source Citation

Novi Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, Volume 15, pp. 381-413.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 11, pp.37-61.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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