Definition of Bernoulli in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of a Swiss family that produced many eminent mathematicians and scientists.

    1. 1.1Jakob(1654–1705); also known as Jacques or James Bernoulli. He made discoveries in calculus and contributed to geometry and the theory of probabilities.
    2. 1.2Johann(1667–1748), the brother of Jakob, who contributed to differential and integral calculus; also known as Jean or John Bernoulli.
    3. 1.3Daniel(1700–82), son of Johann. His greatest contributions were to hydrodynamics and mathematical physics.