English Title

Solution of a problem proposed in the Nova Acta Eruditorum in November 1743

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

75

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1744

Written Date

1744

Archive Notes

According to Eneström, Euler wrote a letter to Christian Goldbach on 25 April 1744 indicating that he had completed this work.

Content Summary

Euler discusses the problem: To find a curve AMB on whose axis AB are given some two points C and D, so that, having drawn lines CM and DM to whatever point M on the periphery, the areas ACM cut off by point C are continually proportional to the angles ADM formed by the other point D.

Original Source Citation

Nova acta eruditorum, Volume 1744, pp. 315-336.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 27, pp.29-49.

Notes

According to Eneström, Euler wrote a letter to Christian Goldbach on 25 April 1744 indicating that he had completed this work.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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