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  1. Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm Besselnoun

    German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)


  1. bessel

    Bessel refers to a type of function, specifically Bessel Functions, that are solutions to Bessel's differential equation. They are often used in wave propagation and heat conduction problems, and in physics and engineering. Named after Friedrich Bessel, a German mathematician, these functions are also used in solving problems related to cylindrical and spherical geometry.


  1. Bessel

    Bessel is a small lunar crater that is located in the southern half of the Mare Serenitatis. Despite its small size, this is the largest crater to lie entirely within the mare. It lies to the north-northeast of the crater Menelaus. This crater is circular and bowl-shaped with a rim that has a higher albedo than the floor or the surrounding mare. The outer rim is not significantly worn, and there are no features of note on the interior, apart from some slumping of material from the inner walls to the floor. Bessel is not of sufficient size to have developed the terrace structures of larger craters. It was named after Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel. A large ray, most likely from Tycho, crosses the mare from north to south, passing Bessel's western side.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bessel is ranked #89753 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bessel surname appeared 206 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bessel.

    97.5% or 201 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bessel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bessel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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