English Title

A problem of geometry proposed publicly by an anonymous geometer

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

79

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1745

Written Date

1745

Content Summary

Almost certainly Euler's shortest publication, this paper consists of 8 lines in the Nova Acta Eruditorum. As the title suggests, the entire work is the proposal of a geometry problem. Specifically, the problem involves finding all curves that have a certain reflection property that Euler describes. Euler himself solved this problem two years later, in E106.

Original Source Citation

Nova acta eruditorum, Volume 1745, pp. 523.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 27, pp.50-50.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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