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Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 French scientist, philosopher, and mathematician Pascal’s Childhood u He was born on June 19, 1623. u Pascal was interested in Geometry from the start. u By the age of 12 he had mastered Euclid’s elements . Pascal’s Calculator u In 1642, Pascal developed a mechanical calculator. u He made this to speed up arithmetic for his father. u Numbers are dialed in on metal wheels and the solutions appear in little windows on the top. Pascal’s Triangle u Pascal's triangle is a array of numbers u This triangle has many different number patterns u It determines probability and solves problems involving combinations Pascal's Death u August 19,1662 u He died at 39 years u Malignant growth in his stomach spread to his brain . Credits : Lucretia Jaclyn Kris Erin Credits Continued, u Lucretia Smith (group leader) u Kris Jensen (Reference page) u Erin Betteridge (Summary page) u Jaclyn Ivonnet (Completed story board page) Bibliography u “Blaise Pascal.” Microsoft Encarta. 1997. u “BlaisePascal.”Members.aolcom/Katha renaE/ private/philo/Pascal/Pascal. HTML. u Dale Seymore Publishing. Visual Patterns in Pascal’s triangle. 1995. u Dale Seymore Publishing. Portraits for class room bulletin boards. 1995.
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