English Title

On magic squares

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

795

Fuss Index

1776

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Collection article

Published Date

1849

Written Date

1776

Content Summary

Euler shows how to construct magic squares with a certain number of cells, in particular 9, 16, 25, and 36. He also considers some general rules for constructing squares of even and odd orders. He starts with Graeco-Latin squares and puts constraints on the values of the variables so that the result is a magic square.

Original Source Citation

Commentationes arithmeticae collectae, Volume 2, pp. 593-602.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 7, pp.441-457.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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