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Article 1 : A general method of for determining the max
and min of functions of several variables, with examples.
Article 2 : On the integration of a differential equation by finite
differences, which contains the theory of recurring differences.
Article 3 :Researches into
the nature and propagation of sound. Introduction,
Ch. 1 & Ch. 2.
Ch.1 is a rather scathing
attack on Newton, who was not, I believe, initially discussing sound waves but atmospheric
waves. The sound waves are relegated to a Scholium. Ch. 2 is a discussion about
waves in strings, referring to d'Alembert's work, as well as that of Euler and
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