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Blaise Pascal

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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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