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					Blaise Pascal
  1623 - 1662

        • Father of Modern
          Calculators
        • Pascal’s works in
          Mathimatics
        • Pascal’s works in
          Physics
        • Pascal’s works in
          Philosophy
                  Blaise Pascal
                       1623 - 1662
• Born at Clerment-Ferrand in June 19, 1623.
• Mother died when Pascal was three years old.
• Brought up by two sisters: Gilberte, author of an
  excellent biography on Pascal, and Jacqueline, who
  competed with Pascal as a child prodigy.
• Died at the age of 39 in intense pain from cancer.
• In one of his most famous books, he says: “If God does
  not exist, one stands to lose nothing by believing in him
  anyway, whereas if he does exist, one stands to lose
  everything by not believing,” which is said to be his
  motto.
Blaise Pascal
  1623 - 1662
       • Father of modern
          Calculators
       • Built for Etienne Pascal,
          his father a accountant
          for the King of France
       • Built in 1639
       • Prove to society that
          human brain power can
          be artificially produced
          by machine
           Blaise Pascal
              1623 - 1662

• Pascal’s Theorem which deals with
  conic section
• In 1640, wrote Essay on Conic
  Section
• Helped laid down the principles of
  the Theroy of Probability
              Blaise Pascal
                  1623 - 1662

• Pascal’s Law: states that in a fluid at rest,
  the pressure on any surface exerts a force
  perpendicular to the surface and
  independent of the direction of orientation
  of the surface.
• In 1647, Pascal published New Experiments
  Concerning the Void.

				
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