English Title

An examination of an outstanding paradox occurring in the theory of columns

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

509

Fuss Index

590

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1780

Written Date

1778

Content Summary

The paradox is: No cylindrical column, however high you want it to be, will ever break under its own weight.

Original Source Citation

Acta Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae, Volume 1778: I, pp. 146-162.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 17, pp.252-265.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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