EULER, LEONARD. 1707-1783. Scientia Navalis, seu Tractatus de construendis ac dirigendis navibus pars prior complectens theoriam universam de situ ac motu corporum aquae innatantium. [et] Pars posterior in qua rationes ac praecepta navium construendarum et gubernandarum fusius exponuntur.  St Petersburg: Typis Academiae Scientiarum, 1749.

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EULER, LEONARD. 1707-1783.
Scientia Navalis, seu Tractatus de construendis ac dirigendis navibus pars prior complectens theoriam universam de situ ac motu corporum aquae innatantium. [et] Pars posterior in qua rationes ac praecepta navium construendarum et gubernandarum fusius exponuntur. St Petersburg: Typis Academiae Scientiarum, 1749.

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EULER, LEONARD. 1707-1783.
Scientia Navalis, seu Tractatus de construendis ac dirigendis navibus pars prior complectens theoriam universam de situ ac motu corporum aquae innatantium. [et] Pars posterior in qua rationes ac praecepta navium construendarum et gubernandarum fusius exponuntur. St Petersburg: Typis Academiae Scientiarum, 1749.
2 volumes. 4to (250 x 194 mm). [ii], 44, [2], 1-444; [ii], 534 pp. With 65 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf and sprinkled boards. Vol 1 re-backed with original spine laid down, vol 2 re-cornered with minor repairs to head and foot of spine.
Provenance: Library of the Piarist Lowenburg College, Vienna, (ownership insciptions to titles dated 1771).

FIRST EDITION of Euler's important contribution to fluid mechanics and ship-building. "With this work Euler made a major contribution to the study of fluid mechanics. In the first volume he presents a general theory of equilibrium of floating bodies with an original theory of stability and small oscillations in the neighborhood of the equilibrium position. The second volume applies the general theory to ship design, and deals with ships in general, stability and equilibrium, the motion of ships, and the wind; as well, it treats of such parts as masts, sails, oars, and rudder"(Roberts & Trent, p 105). "The work first expresses mathematically the resistance meeting a ship on its path through the water" (Sotheran). Dictionary of Scientific Biography IV, 480; Roberts-Trent 105; Sotheran 1257.
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EULER, LEONARD. 1707-1783. Scientia Navalis, seu Tractatus de construendis ac dirigendis navibus pars prior complectens theoriam universam de situ ac motu corporum aquae innatantium. [et] Pars posterior in qua rationes ac praecepta navium construendarum et gubernandarum fusius exponuntur.  St Petersburg: Typis Academiae Scientiarum, 1749.
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