Blaise Pascal was a French religious thinker, mathematician, and physicist who was born in Clermont-Ferrand in central France on June 19, Pascal had two sisters named Gilberte and Etienne, who thought of him as a prodigy. His mother passed away in June of , as a result the family moved to France in After his family moved to France, Pascal's father temporarily withdrew from the government service.

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. His mother died when he was only 3. He was the third of four children and the only boy. He was described as a man of: small stature, poor health, loud spoken, somewhat overbearing, precious, stubbornly persevering, a perfectionist, highly pugnacious yet seeking to be humble and meek. He forbade any mathematic teachings or material to be given to him and had any such texts removed from their house. Don't use plagiarized sources. He started to work with geometry on his own at the age of

Life Accomplishments Pascal's Theorem Bibliography Back to the front page Pascal's Theorem Julia Chew Pascal's favorite mathematical topic to study, geometry, led to the formulation of Pascal's theorem. This states that pairs of opposite sides of a hexagon inscribed in any conic section meet in three collinear points. Pascal published this as Essai pour les Coniques when he was just sixteen years old.

The study of conics begun in the B. Hence, the study began whilst trying to duplicate the cube which is one of the three famous problems from the antiquity that includes also squaring the circle and trisection of the angle. Attempts that were made included placing an end cube right to the original one or doubling the edge length that actually produced a cube of eight times the value of the original one that made pestilence worse than ever. Archytas — BC round BC using twisted curve gave the geometrical solution.

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