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Transcript of Blaise Pascal
1662. (at age of 39) Blaise Pascal was born
June nineteenth, 1623
in Claremont, France. At the age of three Blaise's Mother died so he was
educated by his father. At the age of twelve, Blaise mastered Euclid's Elements. When Blaise was 23 he learned the theory of air pressure and Toricelli's experiments with barometer. He stopped the study of mathematics when he was 24 years old. Blaise Pascal had poor health. Blaise was french. Blaise had imaginative work in geometry and other subjects in math. Blaise also made serious contributions to geometry and number theory. As well as math, Blaise influenced later generations of theologians and philosophers. Lasting Influence on the world Accomplishments Life and Education At 16, Blaise wrote "Essai pour les coniques". It was published when he was 17. When he was 22 he invented and sold the first calculating machine. Blaise was also a Christian Philosopher. Example of his work As a philosopher, his most famous work is thoughts, a set of deeply personal meditations on human suffering and faith. As a mathematician, Blaise created an arithmetical triangle at the age of 30. In the triangle, each number is the sum of the numbers above it. The triangle is often called Pascal's Triangle. Here is a modernized version
of Pascal's Triangle. Resources http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/grabbag/mathquiz/ http://web.ebscohost.com/srck5/ http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/philosophers/pascal.html http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/Pascal/RouseBall/RB_Pascal.html Thanks for watching! Hope you learned something new about Blaise Pascal.