Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal was born on June 19, 1623, in Clermont, Auvergne, France. He was the third child of Étienne Pascal. He was the only male child. Blaise’s mother passed away when he was three years old. After his mother’s death, the family packed their bags up and moved to Paris. Blaise’s father, Étienne decided to teach his son. However, he did not allow Blaise to study mathematics until he was 15 years old. When Blaise was 12, he started to study geometry by himself. Blaise continued his study of geometry throughout his teenage years.

In February 1640, Blaise had his first work, Essay on Conic Sections published. He was only 17 year old at the time. Between 1642 and 1645 Blaise started to develop a digital calculator. He called this device the Pascaline.

In the year 1646, Blaise became very religious and spiritual. He then started working on some experiments dealing with atmospheric pressure. Blaise concluded that a vacuum exists. The famous mathematician Rene Descarte debated Blaise over this issue. Descarte did not believe there was a vacuum. In October 1947 Blaise wrote another book, New Experiments Concerning Vacuums. This caused a lot of debates. After a malignant growth spread from his stomach to his brain, Blaise Pascal died on August 19, 1662 at the age of 39.

Blaise Pascal’s biggest contributions in the field of mathematics deal with probability. He and a French mathematician Fermat sent letters back and forth to each other. They were developing a theory of probability. Pascal also developed a “Pascal’s Triangle.” According to mathematicianspictures.com, “Each number in a Pascal triangle is calculated by adding the two adjacent numbers in the wider adjacent row. The sum of the numbers in any row gives the total arrangement of combinations possible within that group. The numbers at the end of each row give the ‘odds’ of the least likely combinations, within each succeeding pair of triangles giving the chances...

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The Pascal’s Triangle
The Pascal’s Triangle is a triangular array of the binomial coefficients. The system after French mathematician BlaisePascal. The set of numbers that form Pascal's triangle were known before Pascal. However, Pascal developed many uses of it and was the first one to organize all the information together in his treatise, Traité du triangle arithmétique (1653). The numbers...

...Pascal vs Descartes Paper
Pascal’s argument is fallible because he reaches the conclusion that we should “wager” God’s existence, rather than coming up with “proof” by using deductive reasoning like Descartes provides in his argument. These early 17th century philosophers both provided writings defending the validity of the Christian religion and of God’s existence. After the Protestant Reformation of 1517, the Catholic Church’s sanctity was questioned. Different religions...

...BlaisePascal
“There are two types of minds - the mathematical, and what might be called the intuitive. The former arrives at its views slowly, but they are firm and rigid; the latter is endowed with greater flexibility and applies itself simultaneously to the dive.” From childhood he was a scientific prodigy. Just from this quote of his you can tell that even his mind in itself can fathom things that none of us even think about on a daily basis....

...Originally Pascal’s Triangle was developed by the Chinese of long ago. But then the French mathematician BlaisePascal was officially the first person to discover the importance of the patterns it had within itself. But how exactly does it work??? In this research paper, I will explain how to make the Pascal’s Triangle and why it is so special.
Construction:
Pascal’s Triangle is basically a triangle of numbers. “At the tip of the triangle is the number 1,...

...BlaisePascal was born at Clermont on June 19, 1623 as the third of four children and the only son to Étienne Pascal. Blaise grew up without a mother, who died when he was only three years old. His father had dissident educational views and decided to educate his son himself, however, Étienne decided that Blaise was not to study mathematics before the age of fifteen. Therefore, he removed all mathematic texts from their...

...The Pascaline
BlaisePascal was born June 19th, 1623 in Clermont. He was the third to be born and the only son. He was kept at home as a child because they wanted to make sure that he was not overworked. His father homeschooled him, but he was not allowed to study mathematics before the age of 15. And because of this there were no mathematical things in the house at all. Soon Blaise gave up his play time at the age of twelve to study geometry....

...Pensees were a marvelous work of BlaisePascal, as he seamlessly attributed so many aspects of his society’s views and beliefs of religion. Firstly, he stressed how pathetic and meaningless the life of a man is, who doesn’t believe in God. His first action is directly faulting the methods of Montaigne. Montaigne, he states, is fickle about his beliefs, switching them by the moment. He further criticizes Montaigne’s beliefs on suicide, death, and salvation....

...frequency for something to happen. BlaisePascal is referred to as the father of probability. Pascal contributed to the branch of mathematics known as probability in 1653. Through his work in probability, Pascal invented the binomial coefficients which are now known as Pascal’s Triangle. Pascal’s major input to the philosophy of mathematics came with his “Of the Geometric Spirit””.1 BlaisePascal was also a...

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