Essays Tagged: "Blaise Pascal"

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont France on June 19, 1623, anddied in Paris on Aug. 19, 1662. His f ... es, partly to carry on the education ofhis only son, who had already displayed exceptional ability. Blaise was keptat home in order to ensure his not being overworked, and it was directedthat his educ ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was born at Clermont, Auvergne, France on June 19, 1628. He was the son of Étie ... he son of Étienne Pascal, his father, and Antoinette Bégone, his mother who died when Blaise was only four years old. After her death, his only family was his father and his two sisters, ... and his two sisters, Gilberte, and Jacqueline, both of whom played key roles in Pascal's life. When Blaise was seven he moved from Clermont with his father and sisters to Paris. It was at this time th ...

(7 pages) 98 0 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

The History of Computers

are sometimes recorded and kept on computers (Guides 7).'The original idea of a computer came from Blaise Pascal, who invented the first digital calculating machine in 1642. It performed only additio ...

(2 pages) 67 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Blaise Pascal's essay "The Wager" and three well-known objections to it.

Blaise Pascal's "The Wager" is not an argument for the existence of God but rather an argument as to ...

(4 pages) 73 2 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Blaise Pascal a physics pioneer of his age.

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal was born in central France on June 19, 1623. He was one of thegreatest ma ... France. Pascal's father worked in thegovernment in which he worked with mathematics causing his son Blaise to become veryinterested in them. At the age of twelve Pascal figured out the proposition of ... nds to lose nothing by believing in him anyway, while if hedoes exist he stands to lose everything. Blaise Pascal died on the night of August19,1662. He died of a malignant growth in his stomach. He w ...

(3 pages) 44 0 1.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Blaise pascal.

BLAISE PASCALBlaise Pascal was born in France in 1623. He was the third child and only son of Etienn ... 1623. He was the third child and only son of Etienne Pascal. His mother died when he was a baby, so Blaise was raised and educated at home by his father. His father decided that he did not want Blaise ... study mathematics before he turned 15 and got rid of all of the math books in their house. However, Blaise was very interested in mathematics and started to work on geometry by himself at the age of 1 ...

(2 pages) 49 1 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

The History of the CPU

t the development of the CPU has it's roots as farback as 1617 with the creation of Napier's Bones, Blaise Pascal's digital adding machinein 1642, or Charles Babbage's Difference Engine and Analytical ...

(12 pages) 110 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

A Definition of Genius

us.' The connotation is usually quite positive. It brings to mind images of Plato, Maria Curie, and Blaise Pascal. All of these people seemed to possess genius according to the dictionary definition: ...

(8 pages) 180 0 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

How Computers are Used by Philippine Society and What It Implies for Further Advancement in Lifestyle

manual calculation, let's move on to the era of the invention of mechanical calculators. In 1939 , Blaise Pascal invented the first calculator. His father was appointed tax commissioner at that time. ...

(20 pages) 99 0 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The History of Computers

inciples of counting. Once again, that means the preceding of the computer is the mechanical device.Blaise Pascal (1623-62) who was a French mathematician invented a "Pascaline" which was a first digi ...

(4 pages) 54 0 3.8 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

The Social Effects Of The Computer

s purpose so well that scientists continued to use it until the 1950's. Later, in 1642, a man named Blaise Pascal built one of the first mechanical computing machines called a Pascaline. This machine ...

(6 pages) 37 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Pascal's Rational Equation

Blaise Pascal's argument combines a rational equation with the Christian-Judeo view of God. The equa ... -existence of God not be infinitely good? Or hell and not getting what you expected infinitely bad? Blaise Pascal's argument for God's existence is a rational equation which he allows can be used in a ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Blaise Pascal And Pierre Fermat

Blaise Pascal and Pierre Fermat Pascal and Fermat are two French mathematicians known for th ...

(1 pages) 753 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


cientific revolution created a new conception of the universe and of humanity's place within it. As Blaise Pascal said, "Man might be merely a reed but a thinking reed"� (Palmer 299). Humans we ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The History Of Computers

d with the help of logarithm tables, multiply and divide. 19 years later a gentleman by the name of Blaise Pascal invented one that could borrow from column to column allowing it to add and subtract. ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Pascals Triangle

The arithmetic triangle was developed in 1653 by Blaise Pascal. He named this triangle after himself and today it is known as Pascal's Triangle. It i ... as Pascal's Triangle. It is an arrangement of certain whole numbers in a triangular pattern. Blaise Pascal was regarded as a brilliant man of his own time. He made contributions to science, mat ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Pascals wager

illions of people each and every day who are desperately trying to find some meaning in their life. Blaise Pascal tried to help society, as well as himself, to find the best solution to these problems ... as a greedy self-indulgent one, yet who in this world is not thinking in the same frame of mind as Blaise Pascal? Although his proof has many flaws, an intelligent person should study this view to se ...

(6 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

History Of Computers

took nearly 12 centuries, however, for the next significant advance in computing devices to emerge. Blaise Pascal created the next major computing device in 1642. He developed a numerical wheel calcul ...

(9 pages) 17 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

History of computers

the 1640's mechanical calculators are manufactured for sale. Records exist of earlier machines, but Blaise Pascal invents the first commercial calculator, a hand powered adding machine. Although attem ...

(7 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal is one of the most intellectual thinkers of the seventeenth century. He was born on Ju ... named after him, called PASCAL, which is used on many early Macintosh computers.Works Cited"Pascal, Blaise." Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1967.Mortimer, Ernest. Blaise Pascal: The Life and Work of a Re ...

(2 pages) 23 1 4.6 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics