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

@article{Calinger1996LeonhardET, title={Leonhard Euler: The First St. Petersburg Years (1727–1741)}, author={Ronald Calinger}, journal={Historia Mathematica}, year={1996}, volume={23}, pages={121-166} }

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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defined by a0 = b0 = 1, and ai+1 = ai + bi and bi+1 = ai bi for i C 0. It is then easy to show inductively that aiþ1 1⁄4 ai þ b0a0a1 ai 1; and hence (almost as easily) that any two distinct ai’s are…

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