**Bernoulli's principle** — This article is about Bernoulli s principle and Bernoulli s equation in fluid dynamics. For Bernoulli s Theorem (probability), see Law of large numbers. For an unrelated topic in ordinary differential equations, see Bernoulli differential… … Wikipedia

**bernoulli's theorem** — noun Usage: usually capitalized B 1. [after Jacques Bernoulli] : a basic principle of statistics: as the number of independent trials of an event of theoretical probability p is indefinitely increased, the observed ratio of actual occurrences of… … Useful english dictionary

**law of nature** — noun a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature (Freq. 3) the laws of thermodynamics • Syn: ↑law • Hypernyms: ↑concept, ↑conception, ↑construct • … Useful english dictionary

**law of large numbers** — noun (statistics) law stating that a large number of items taken at random from a population will (on the average) have the population statistics • Syn: ↑Bernoulli s law • Topics: ↑statistics • Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑ … Useful english dictionary

**Bernoulli , Jakob I** — Bernoulli , Jakob (or Jacques) I (1654–1705) Swiss mathematician Jakob I was the first of the Bernoulli family of scientists to achieve fame as a mathematician. As with the two other particularly outstanding Bernoullis – his brother, Johann I and … Scientists

**law of averages** — law′ of av′erages n. 1) cvb sta a statistical principle formulated by Jakob Bernoulli to show a more or less predictable ratio between the number of random trials of an event and the outcomes that result 2) cvb sts the principle that, in the long … From formal English to slang

**Law of large numbers** — The law of large numbers (LLN) is a theorem in probability that describes the long term stability of the mean of a random variable. Given a random variable with a finite expected value, if its values are repeatedly sampled, as the number of these … Wikipedia

**law of large numbers** — Math. the theorem in probability theory that the number of successes increases as the number of experiments increases and approximates the probability times the number of experiments for a large number of experiments. [1935 40] * * * ▪ statistics … Universalium

**Bernoulli, Jakob** — ▪ Swiss mathematician born January 6, 1655 [December 27, 1654, Old Style], Basel, Switzerland died August 16, 1705, Basel first of the Bernoulli family of Swiss mathematicians. He introduced the first principles of the calculus of variation.… … Universalium

**Bernoulli's theorem** — 1. Statistics. See law of averages (def. 1). 2. Hydrodynamics. an expression of the conservation of energy in streamline flow, stating that the sum of the ratio of the pressure to the mass density, the product of the gravitational constant and… … Universalium