English Title

Solution to the problem of reciprocal trajectories

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

5

Fuss Index

387

Original Language

Latin

English Summaries

This article contains Euler's first published use of complex numbers and a many-axis geometric construction. Euler also defines even functions f(x) as those for which f(x) = f(-x), perhaps the first use of this term.

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1729

Written Date

1728

Content Summary

This article contains Euler's first published use of complex numbers and a multiple-axis geometric construction. Euler also defines even functions f(x) as those for which f(x) = f(-x), perhaps the first use of this term.

Original Source Citation

Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, Volume 2, pp. 90-111.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 27, pp.6-23.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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