1623: Blaise Pascal
, French mathematician and philosopher who invented the first calculating machines, was born.
1623: Blaise Pascal
, French mathematician who invented the first calculating machines, was born.
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Born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on June 19, 1623, Blaise Pascal
lost his mother at the age of three.
A good guide on the subject is the writing of Blaise Pascal
. Pascal was a scientist, engineer, mathematician, inventor and a devote Roman Catholic.
Inspired by Blaise Pascal
, a 17th-century philosopher best known for his posthumous book, PensA[c]es (Thoughts), Thomas Fuller has written an accessible, experimental novel in a philosophical vein, incorporating a similarly fragmented form, and much of the sensibility that characterizes PensA[c]es.
I can assure you that I did not know Blaise Pascal
(whose dates are 1623-1662), but I do know the author of a splendid new book on Pascal.
, France) has substantially revised the 1995 French edition, Rupture par Fissuratin des Structures to reflect both overall developments in numerical methods and experimental measurements, and specific findings of his graduate students during the intervening decades.
On what day of the year is Maundy Thursday, Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Three of the four teams came from outside the top flight; 2 Egypt; 3 The Thursday before Easter; 4 Florence; 5 Blaise Pascal
; 6 The Cesarewitch and the Cambridgeshire; 7 The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits); 8 Secretary of State; 9 E.M.
Mathematician Keith Devlin presents The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter that Made the World Modern, the true story of how Blaise Pascal
and Pierre de Fermat exchanged a series of meticulous letters in the 1600's that would lay the groundwork for modern probability theory, used today in everything from the insurance industry to job markets and safety evaluations of cars and planes.