Jacob (Jacques) Bernoulli

1654 - 1705

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Jacob Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician who was the first to use the term integral. He studied the catenary, the curve of a suspended string. He was an early user of polar coordinates and discovered the isochrone.
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List of References (17 books/articles)

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  2. Bernoulli's grave

Honours awarded to Jacob Bernoulli
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Lunar featuresCrater Bernoulli
Paris street namesRue Bernoulli (8th Arrondissement) is named for the Bernoulli family.
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. The Galileo Project
  4. H Kohler
  1. Karl Dilcher (A bibliography of books and articles about Bernoulli numbers)
  2. Kevin Brown (The brachistochrone problem)
  3. Kevin Brown (Bernoulli numbers)
  4. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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