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La Vie De Blaise Pascal Et Son Heritage Mathimatique Et Philosophique, Katherine Weeks Jun 2014

La Vie De Blaise Pascal Et Son Heritage Mathimatique Et Philosophique, Katherine Weeks

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This paper will discuss the life of Blaise Pascal, his philosophy and mathematics. We will first study the life of Pascal, by looking at his family, the success of his family, and how he was educated. We will then move onto study the history of the arithmetic triangle, which eventually becomes known as Pascal’s Triangle. Finally we will look at Pascal’s Pensées. Finally we will conclude that Pascal is not only known for Pascal’s Triangle but also his legacy in the Philosophic world. It becomes clear that Pascal would not have been the mathematician he was without ...