Article ID: CBB776843735

Bernoullian Influences on Leonhard Euler’s Early Fluid Mechanics (2019)

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Today, Leonhard Euler receives most of the credit for developing the basic theory of fluids, and modern fluid mechanics is indeed descended from his original insights. However, fluid mechanics as originally conceived by Euler is strikingly different in appearance from today’s treatment of the subject. Here, we examine two of Euler’s earliest works in fluid mechanics – first, an extract from a letter to Johann Bernoulli, and second, an early manuscript published many years after it was written. From these works, we see the influence that Daniel and Johann Bernoulli had on the development of Euler’s ideas.

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Authors & Contributors
Bertoloni Meli, Domenico
Eckert, Michael
Barnett, Janet Heine
Darrigol, Olivier
Cerulus, Frans A.
Guilbaud, Alexandre
Journals
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
Mathematics Magazine
Quaderns d'Història de l'Enginyeria
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Publishers
Springer
Birkhäuser
Springer International
Concepts
Mathematics
Physics
Fluid mechanics
Calculus
Mechanics
Hydrodynamics
People
Euler, Leonhard
Bernoulli, Johann
Bernoulli, Daniel
Alembert, Jean le Rond d'
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Bernoulli, Jakob
Time Periods
18th century
17th century
19th century
Places
Europe
France
Italy
Paris (France)
Basel (Switzerland)
London (England)
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