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Euler and the Flattening of the Earth

George Heine
Math Horizons
Vol. 21, No. 1 (September 2013), pp. 25-29
DOI: 10.4169/mathhorizons.21.1.25
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/mathhorizons.21.1.25
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Euler and the Flattening of the Earth
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Abstract

Abstract In the early 18th century, questions about the precise shape of the world sent mathematicians to the ends of the earth searching for an answer.

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