Leonhard Euler: The First St. Petersburg Years (1727–1741)

  title={Leonhard Euler: The First St. Petersburg Years (1727–1741)},
  author={Ronald Calinger},
  journal={Historia Mathematica},
  • R. Calinger
  • Published 1 May 1996
  • Philosophy
  • Historia Mathematica
Abstract After reconstructing his tutorial with Johann Bernoulli, this article principally investigates the personality and work of Leonhard Euler during his first St. Petersburg years. It explores the groundwork for his fecund research program in number theory, mechanics, and infinitary analysis as well as his contributions to music theory, cartography, and naval science. This article disputes Condorcet's thesis that Euler virtually ignored practice for theory. It next probes his thorough… 
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