Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

481

Fuss Index

454

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1776

Written Date

1774

Content Summary

Euler considers general linear continua, where the body in question is an unknown curve but is described with respect to a known reference curve. In this case, Euler interprets the integral as being an integration along the reference curve. Together with E410, 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 20, pp. 286-303.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 11, pp.180-193.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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