Johann Bernoulli

1667 - 1748

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Johann Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician who studied reflection and refraction of light, orthogonal trajectories of families of curves, quadrature of areas by series and the brachystochrone.
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List of References (19 books/articles)

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A Poster of Johann Bernoulli

Mathematicians born in the same country

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  1. Bernoulli family tree

Honours awarded to Johann Bernoulli
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Fellow of the Royal Society1712
Lunar featuresCrater Bernoulli
Paris street namesRue Bernoulli (8th Arrondissement) is named for the Bernoulli family.


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. The Galileo Project
  1. Kevin Brown (The brachistochrone problem)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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