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# Bernoulli

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**Ber·nouil·li**[ ber-**noo**-lee; *German *ber-**noo**-lee; *French *ber-noo-**yee** ]

## noun

**Dan·iel**[dan, -y, uh, l, dah, -nee-el, d, a, -, nyel], 1700–82, Swiss physicist and mathematician born in the Netherlands (son of Johann Bernoulli).**Ja·kob**[yah, -kawp]**or Jacques**[zhahk], 1654–1705, Swiss mathematician and physicist.**Jo·hann**[yoh, -hahn]**or Jean**[zhah, n], 1667–1748, Swiss mathematician (brother of Jakob Bernoulli).

Bernoulli

/ bɛrˈnʊli; bɛrnuji /

## noun

- BernoulliDaniel17001782MSwissSCIENCE: mathematicianSCIENCE: physicist
**Daniel**(danjɛl), son of Jean Bernoulli. 1700–82, Swiss mathematician and physicist, who developed an early form of the kinetic theory of gases and stated the principle of conservation of energy in fluid dynamics - BernoulliJacquesorJakob16541705MSwissSCIENCE: mathematician
**Jacques**(ʒɑk)*or***Jakob**(ˈjaːkɔp). 1654–1705, Swiss mathematician, noted for his work on calculus and the theory of probability - BernoulliJeanorJohann16671748MSwissSCIENCE: mathematician his brother,
**Jean**(ʒɑ̃)*or***Johann**(joˈhan). 1667–1748, Swiss mathematician who developed the calculus of variations

Bernoulli

/ bər-no̅o̅**′**lē /

- Family of Swiss mathematicians.
**Jacques**(or**Jakob**) (1654–1705) was a major developer of calculus and made an important contribution to probability theory. His brother**Jean**(or**Johann**) (1667–1748) also developed calculus and contributed to the study of complex numbers and trigonometry. Jean's son**Daniel**(1700–1782) pioneered the modern field of hydrodynamics and anticipated the kinetic theory of gases, indicating that gas pressure would increase with increasing energy. He was also one of the first scientists to understand the concept of conservation of energy.

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## Other Words From

**Ber·noulli·an**adjective

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## Example Sentences

In 1676 Jacques Bernoulli, the Swiss savant, taught a blind girl to read, but the means of her instruction were not made known.

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In 1730 he became professor of physics, and in 1733 he succeeded Daniel Bernoulli in the chair of mathematics.

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He made use of the same suppositions as Daniel Bernoulli, though his calculus was established in a very different manner.

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He found in a library in Lyons the works of Bernoulli and of Euler.

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The Bernoulli tomb does have the spiral, however (such as it is), as any one may see in the cloisters at Basel to-day.

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