English Title

On a certain problem in mechanics, obvious enough, but with a most difficult solution

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

517

Fuss Index

462

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1781

Written Date

1780

Content Summary

The main problem is: If whatever body BCD, lying on a very polished horizontal plane at point B, fixed with the help of string BA in point A, is restrained, and whatever motion is impressed on it, to investigate the motion by which this body will successively advance.

Original Source Citation

Acta Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae, Volume 1778: II, pp. 150-161.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 7, pp.73-83.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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Mathematics Commons

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