# What describes the numbers stated by Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) and named the Bernoulli Numbers?

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What describes the numbers stated by Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) and named the Bernoulli Numbers?
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A sequence of rational numbers which occur frequently in number theory
The numbers were also discovered independently at around the same time by Japanese mathematician Seki Takakazu but only posthumously published in 1712. Ada Lovelace's "note G on the Analytical Engine" from 1842 describes an algorithm for generating Bernoulli numbers with Babbage's machine.

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