Jakob Bernoulli

b. 6 January 1655 d. 16 August 1705
  • Ivo Schneider


Jakob Bernoulli, together with his brother Johann one of the pioneers of the Leibnizian form of the calculus, transformed Huygens’ calculus of expectations to make probability its main concept. He formulated and proved the weak law of large numbers, the cornerstone of modern probability and statistics.


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