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Jacob Bernoulli

lived from 1655 to 1705


Jacob Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician who was the first to use the term integral. He studied the catenary, the curve of a suspended string. He was an early user of polar coordinates and discovered the isochrone.


Find out more at:
http://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Bernoulli_Jacob.html