Mechanica by Leonhard Euler

Mechanica by Leonhard Euler

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Caption: Mechanica by Leonhard Euler. Front page of 'Mechanica' by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). This two-volume work, published in 1736, described the mathematics governing movement. It was the first time analytical mathematical techniques had been used to describe mechanics. This is the cover of the 1736 edition.

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Keywords: 1700s, 1736, 18th century, analysis, book, frontispiece, historical, history, leonhard euler, mathematical, mathematics, mechanica, mechanics, movement, swiss, text, title page, writing

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