English Title

Meditation on experiments made recently on the firing of a cannon

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

853

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Collection article

Published Date

1862

Content Summary

E853 has achieved lasting fame in mathematical footnote history by being the first printed source in which e is used to represent the base of the natural logarithm. Euler wrote this paper at the end of 1727 or at the beginning of 1728, when he was just 21 years old, describing seven experiments performed between August 21 and September 2, 1727.

Original Source Citation

Opera Postuma, Volume 2, pp. 800-804.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 14, pp.468-477.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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