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Mathematical Treasure: Leonhard Euler's Mechanics

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Among Leonhard Euler’s many works was his mechanics, Mechanica sive motus scientia analytice exposita (2 volumes, 1736). Considered very influential for its theories, the book went through several publications.

Title page of Mechanica by Leonhard Euler, 1736

Below are a small sample of opening pages of Volume I of the Mechanica, including an illustration and some introductory definitions:

"Vir Illustris" page from Mechanica by Leonhard Euler, 1736

Introductory definitions from Mechanica by Leonhard Euler, 1736

These images are shown through the courtesy of the European e-rara archive, where this work may be viewed in its entirety.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Leonhard Euler's Mechanics," Convergence (June 2018)

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