# Edition of Leonhard Euler's Contributions on Perturbation Theory
in the Context of the Euler-Edition

## Andreas Verdun and Gerhard Beutler (Switzerland)

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783) was an outstanding scientist of the
18th century. Uncountable discoveries in the fields of Mathematics,
Astronomy, and Physics are due to to him or have their origin in his
works. Euler is considered one of the most productive scientists of all
times, and he left behind an enormous work consisting of about 900
publications, about 3000 scientific letters, and numerous manuscripts
and notebooks.

The Euler Committee of the Swiss Academy of Sciences started about 1907
with the edition of the Collected Works with the goal of making it
available to the scientific community. The edition of Euler's printed
works is close to completion today. There remain two volumes which will
contain Euler's contributions on perturbation theory. We give an
overview on the state of the Euler-Edition and present details
concerning the editional works of the remaining two volumes. We focus on
two aspects: the technical tasks of editing Euler's papers on
perturbation theory, and the historiographical research related to these
papers.

Authors' address:
Astronomical Institute, University of Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012
Bern, Switzerland

HTML version: Wolfgang R. Dick.
Created: 11 July 2000