The solution to a certain problem proposed by the celebrated Daniel Bernoulli
The problem that Euler solves here was put forward by Daniel Bernoulli in a letter dated May 24, 1738 (see Fuss, Corr. II, p. 448), and had been solved by Euler by July 30, 1738 (see his letter to Johann Bernoulli on this date; Bibl. math. 53, 1904, p. 284).
Original Source Citation
Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, Volume 10, pp. 164-180.
Opera Omnia Citation
Series 1, Volume 25, pp.84-97.