# Bernoulli

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## Ber·noul·li

(bər-no͞o′lē) Family of Swiss mathematicians and scientists, including

**Jakob**or**Jacques**(1654-1705), an important developer of ordinary calculus and the calculus of variations. His brother**Johann**or**Jean**(1667-1748) developed the calculus of variations. Johann's son**Daniel**(1700-1782) anticipated the law of conservation of energy, did pioneering work in the molecular theory of gases, and contributed to probability theory and the theory of differential equations.American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

## Bernoulli

(*French*bɛrnuji;

*German*bɛrˈnʊli)

*or*

## Bernouilli

*n*

**1.**(Biography)

**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.**(Biography)

**Jacques**(ʒɑk)

*or*

**Jakob**(ˈjaːkɔp). 1654–1705, Swiss mathematician, noted for his work on calculus and the theory of probability

**3.**(Biography) his brother,

**Jean**(ʒɑ̃)

*or*

**Johann**(joˈhan). 1667–1748, Swiss mathematician who developed the calculus of variations

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## Ber•noul•li

## or **Ber•nouil•li**

(bərˈnu li) *n.*

**1.**

**Daniel,**1700–82, Swiss physicist and mathematician born in the Netherlands (son of Johann Bernoulli).

**2.**

**Jakob**or

**Jacques,**1654–1705, Swiss mathematician and physicist.

**3.**

**Johann**or

**Jean**(ʒɑ̃) 1667–1748, Swiss mathematician (brother of Jakob Bernoulli).

**Ber•noul′li•an,**

*adj.*

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## Ber·noul·li

(bər-no͞o′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) was one of the first scientists to understand the concept of conservation of energy.The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Noun | 1. | Bernoulli - Swiss physicist who contributed to hydrodynamics and mathematical physics (1700-1782) |

2. | Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (1667-1748) | |

3. | Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (1654-1705) |

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