Jacob Hermann

Jacob HermannIn existographies, Jacob Hermann (1678-1733), aka “Jakob”, was a Swiss mathematician and physicist, noted for his 1716 views on kinetic theory.

Education
Hermann was taught mathematics by Jacob Bernoulli. [1]

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Hermann:

Heat, other things being equal, is proportional to both the density of a hot body and to the square of the agitation of its particles.”
— Jacob Hermann (1716), Phoronomia [1]

References
1. (a) Talbot, G.R. and Pacey, A.J. (1966). “Some Early Kinetic theories of Gases: Herapath and his Predecessors”, British Journal for the History of Science, 3:133.
(b) Cardwell, Donald S.L. (1971). From Watt to Clausius: the Rise of Thermodynamics in the Early Industrial Age (pg. 24). Cornell University Press.
2. Jakob Hermann – Maths History, University of St. Andrews.

External links
‚óŹ Jakob Hermann – Wikipedia.

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