The Brachistochrone Problem: Johann and Jakob Bernoulli

  • Paolo FregugliaEmail author
  • Mariano Giaquinta


In this chapter we present the early solutions of the brachistochrone problem in the same mathematical words of their authors, if not simply in their words. We restate the problem.


Incline Plane Isoperimetric Problem Heavy Body Original Passage Brachistochrone Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied MathematicsUniversità di L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Scuola Normale SuperiorePisaItaly

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