Person: Bernoulli, Jacob


Jacob Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician who was the first to use the term integral. He studied the catenary, the curve of a suspended string. He was an early user of polar coordinates and discovered the isochrone.

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Born 6 January 1655, Basel, Switzerland. Died 16 August 1705, Basel, Switzerland.

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Analysis, Astronomy, Origin Switzerland, Number Theory, Special Numbers And Numerals, Topology

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