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The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 22–31 | Cite as

Johann Bernoulli (1667–1748): His ten turbulent years in groningen

  • Gerard Sierksma
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard Sierksma
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  1. 1.Department of EconometricsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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