English Title

On the movement of ships without the force of the wind

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

413

Fuss Index

598

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Paris prize article

Published Date

1771

Written Date

1752

Content Summary

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.

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.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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