On the movement of ships without the force of the wind
This work was submitted to the Paris Academy Prize Competition for 1753. Euler analyzes various ways of propelling ships, including paddle wheels, screw propellers, and water jets. He applies his field theory of hydrodynamics to the problem. He was awarded an "Accessit" ("honorable mention") for this work.
Paris prize article
Original Source Citation
Recueil des pièces qui ont remporté les prix de l'académie royale des sciences, Volume 8, pp. 1-47.
Opera Omnia Citation
Series 2, Volume 20, pp.190-228.