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  1. Bernoulli, Jakob Bernoulli, Jacques Bernoulli, James Bernoulli(noun)

    Swiss mathematician (1654-1705)

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  1. Jacob Bernoulli

    Jacob Bernoulli was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He was an early proponent of Leibnizian calculus and had sided with Leibniz during the Leibniz–Newton calculus controversy. He is known for his numerous contributions to calculus, and along with his brother Johann, was one of the founders of the calculus of variations. However, his most important contribution was in the field of probability, where he derived the first version of the law of large numbers in his work Ars Conjectandi.

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