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Bernoulli

or Bernouilli

[ber-noo-lee; German ber-noo-lee; French ber-noo-yee] /bərˈnu li; German bɛrˈnu li; French bɛr nuˈyi/
noun
1.
Daniel
[dan-yuh l;; German dah-nee-el;; French da-nyel] /ˈdæn yəl;; German ˈdɑ niˌɛl;; French daˈnyɛl/ (Show IPA),
1700–82, Swiss physicist and mathematician born in the Netherlands (son of Johann Bernoulli).
2.
Jakob
[German yah-kawp] /German ˈyɑ kɔp/ (Show IPA),
or Jacques
[French zhahk] /French ʒɑk/ (Show IPA),
1654–1705, Swiss mathematician and physicist.
3.
Johann
[German yoh-hahn] /German ˈyoʊ hɑn/ (Show IPA),
or Jean
[French zhahn] /French ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
1667–1748, Swiss mathematician (brother of Jakob Bernoulli).
Related forms
Bernoullian, adjective
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  • I subscribe to the judgment of Mr. Bernoulli as a result of these hypotheses.

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

    Makers of Electricity Brother Potamian
  • He was succeeded by the mathematician Bernoulli and the revolutionist Condorcet.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • The celebrated Bernoulli concluded by his system that the famous comet of 1680 would appear again the 17th of May, 1719.

  • Bernoulli showed that the living human body constantly changes so that all its particles are renewed in a certain number of years.

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

British Dictionary definitions for Bernoulli

Bernoulli

/French bɛrnuji; German bɛrˈnʊli/
noun
1.
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
2.
Jacques (ʒɑk) or Jakob (ˈjaːkɔp). 1654–1705, Swiss mathematician, noted for his work on calculus and the theory of probability
3.
his brother, Jean (ʒɑ̃) or Johann (joˈhan). 1667–1748, Swiss mathematician who developed the calculus of variations
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Bernoulli
  (bər-n'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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