Is it true that L'hopital stole his famous rule from his tutor Johann Bernoulli?

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- Jan 7th 2013, 06:57 AMklik11L'Hôpital's rule stolen?
Is it true that L'hopital stole his famous rule from his tutor Johann Bernoulli?

- Jan 7th 2013, 07:24 AMPlatoRe: L'Hôpital's rule stolen?
is perhaps to strong a word.*Stole*

If you have access of a library that has bound copies of*The Mathematics Teacher*, this is written about at length in the April 1963 issue pp257-60.

For a summery of that piece can be found on page 207 of__In Mathematical Circles__by Howard Eves. - Jan 7th 2013, 07:29 AMklik11Re: L'Hôpital's rule stolen?
I asked a simple question, why are you pointing me to books? Or maybe I didn't quite get you?

- Jan 7th 2013, 07:38 AMjakncokeRe: L'Hôpital's rule stolen?
- Jan 7th 2013, 07:41 AMPlatoRe: L'Hôpital's rule stolen?
- Jan 7th 2013, 07:49 AMklik11Re: L'Hôpital's rule stolen?
Well then I didn't get what you meant in the first time.

You**could**say that it's complicated and there isn't a short answer to my question.

Calling me a "smart a**" is rude. - Jan 7th 2013, 09:10 AMSorobanRe: L'Hôpital's rule stolen?
Hello, klik11!

Quote:

I asked a simple question.

Why are you pointing me to books?

Here's a simple answer . . .*Yes.*

If you are not going to verify my claim

. . (by maybe ... um ... reading a book),

. . you must take my word for it.