Mathematician:Daniel Bernoulli

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Mathematician

Dutch / Swiss mathematician who worked mostly on fluid dynamics, probability theory and statistics.

Considered by many to be the first mathematical physicist.

Son of Johann Bernoulli and the brother of Nicolaus II Bernoulli and Johann II Bernoulli.

Famously suffered from the jealousy and bad temper of his father Johann Bernoulli who, among other unpleasantnesses, tried to steal his Hydrodynamica and pass it off as his own, naming it Hydraulica.


At age $11$ was taking lessons in mathematics from his elder brother Nicolaus II Bernoulli.

Intimate friend with and friendly rival of Leonhard Paul Euler.


Nationality

Dutch / Swiss


History

  • Born: 8 Feb 1700, Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1725: Became professor of mathematics at St. Petersburg
  • 1733: Returned to Basel
  • Died: 17 March 1782, Basel, Switzerland


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Daniel Bernoulli can be found here.


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