Blaise Pascal

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French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher

Why Is Blaise Pascal Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer, and Catholic theologian. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest mathematical work was on conic sections; he wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of 16. He later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines , establishing him as one of the first two inventors of the mechanical calculator.

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What Are Blaise Pascal's Academic Contributions?

Blaise Pascal is most known for their academic work in the field of religious studies. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of philosophy, mathematics, literature, and physics.

Blaise Pascal has made the following academic contributions:

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