Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature Volume 3, No. 1

Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature Volume 3, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... fame honour was conferred upon him by the academy of Berlin. He wrote several pieces in the ABa Eruditorum of Leipsic, the Journal des Scavans, and the Hifioirc tic I'Academic des Sciences. His assiduous application to his studies brought upon him the gout, and by degrees a flow fever, of which he died the 16th of August 1705, in the 58th year of his age. Archimedes having found out the proportion of a sphere to a cylinder circumscribed about it, ordered it to be engraven upon his monument. In imitation of him, Mr Bernouilli appointed, that a spiral logarithmical curve should be inscribed upon his tomb, with these words, Eadem mutata refurgo; in allusion to the hopes of the resurrection, which are represented in some measure by the properties of the curve which he had the honour of discovering. Bernouilli (Daniel), a celebrated physician and philosopher, was born at Groningen, February 9th 1700. He was intended by his parents for trade, but his genius led him to different pursuits. He passed some time in Italy, and at 24 refused to be president of an academy meant to have been established at Genoa. He spent several years at St Petersburg with great credit; and in 1733 returned to Basil, where he successively filled the chair of physic, natural and speculative philosophy. In his first work, Exercitationes Malhewtfict, he took, the only title he then had, viz. "Son of John Bernouilli," and never would suffer any other Bernouilli to be added to it. This work appeared in Italy with II the great inquisitor's privilege added to it, and it classed Beroot. Bernouilli in the rank of inventors. He gained or divided nine prizes, which were contended for by the moll illustrious mathematicians in Euiope, from the academy of sciences. The only man...show more

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