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Author Tent, M. B. W. (Margaret B. W.), 1944-

Title Leonhard Euler and the Bernoullis : mathematicians from Basel / M.B.W. Tent
Published Natick, Mass. : A K Peters, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 276 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. The Bernoullis as Huguenots -- 2. The Bernoulli family in Frankfurt and then Basel -- 3. Jacob makes his first steps in the study of mathematics -- 4. His little brother Johann 'helps' Jacob with mathematics -- 5. Having completed his studies in philosophy and theology, Jacob moves on -- 6. Jacob travels to Geneva and meets Elizabeth Waldkirch and her family -- 7. Jacob teaches Elizabeth Waldkirch to read and write numbers and words -- 8. Sundials, and tutoring in France -- 9. Jacob meets with mathematicians in Paris -- 10. Jacob travels to Holland and England -- 11. Jacob settles into life in Basel to lecture and learn -- 12. Leibniz's calculus vs. Newton's fluxions -- 13. Johann Bernoulli grows up -- 14. Two curves studied by the Bernoullis : the isochrone and the catenary -- 15. More mathematical challenges from the Bernoullis -- 16. Jacob Bernoulli's mathematics -- 17. Johann Bernoulli returns to Basel with his family -- 18. Johann Bernoulli's son Daniel grows up -- 19. Daniel Bernoulli, the Paris prize, and the longitude problem -- 20. Leonhard Euler -- 21. Leonhard Euler's early education -- 22. Leonhard Euler goes to the Latin school in Basel and then on to the university -- 23. Daniel and Nicolaus Bernoulli receive a call to the academy at St. Petersburg -- 24. The Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg -- 25. Euler begins his career and moves to St. Petersburg -- 26. Daniel Bernoulli and Leonhard Euler : an active scientific partnership -- 27. The St. Petersburg paradox -- 28. Euler's early work in St. Petersburg -- 29. Daniel returns to Basel, and Leonhard Euler becomes professor of mathematics at St. Petersburg -- 30. Daniel Bernhoulli : a famous scholar -- 31. Leonhard Euler : admired professor at St. Petersburg -- 32. Euler becomes blind in his right eye -- 33. St. Petersburg loses Euler to Frederick the Great of Prussia -- 34. The Eulers arrive at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin -- 35. Euler's scientific work in Berlin -- 36. Euler's work in number theory -- 37. Magic squares -- 38. Catherine the Great invites Euler to return to St. Petersburg -- 39. The Basel clan
Summary ""Leonhard Euler and the Bernoullis is a fascinating tale of the Bernoulli family and Euler's association with them. Successful merchants in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Bernoullis were driven out of Antwerp during the persecution of the Huguenots and settled first in Frankfurt, and then in Basel, where one of the most remarkable mathematical dynasties evolved with Jacob, Johann, and Daniel Bernoulli the most prominent among them. Euler, fortunate to have had Johann Bernoulli as a tutor, quickly rose to prominence in the academies of Berlin and St. Petersburg, and became the most prolific
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bernoulli, Jakob, 1654-1705
Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783
Bernoulli family
Bernoulli, Jakob, 1654-1705
Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783
Bernoulli family.
Mathematicians -- Switzerland -- Basel -- Biography
Mathematics -- Switzerland -- History -- 17th century
Mathematics -- Switzerland -- History -- 18th century
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
MATHEMATICS -- Pre-Calculus.
MATHEMATICS -- Reference.
Switzerland -- Basel.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1439865485 (electronic bk.)
9781439865484 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)