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 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Bernoulli, Jakob, 16541705


Euler, Leonhard, 17071783


Bernoulli family


Bernoulli, Jakob, 16541705 

Euler, Leonhard, 17071783 

Bernoulli family. 

Mathematicians  Switzerland  Basel  Biography


Mathematics  Switzerland  History  17th century


Mathematics  Switzerland  History  18th century


BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology.


MATHEMATICS  Essays.


MATHEMATICS  PreCalculus.


MATHEMATICS  Reference.


Mathematicians.


Mathematics.


Switzerland  Basel.


Switzerland.

Genre/Form 
Biography.


History.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
1439865485 (electronic bk.) 

1568815352 

9781439865484 (electronic bk.) 

9781568815350 

(alk. paper) 

(alk. paper) 
