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Leonhard Euler's Calculus of Variations

Author(s): 
Frank Swetz, Victor Katz

This is the title page of the first textbook in the calculus of variations, Leonhard Euler's Method of Finding Curved Lines that Show some Property of Maximum or Minimum.  It was published in 1744.

From the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at Columbia University.

Part of the Mathematical Treasures section of Loci: Convergence.

 

 

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Frank Swetz, Victor Katz, "Leonhard Euler's Calculus of Variations," Loci (November 2008)

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