Biography of Mathematician Blaise Pascal
Further, Blaise Pascal studied the science of fluids as well as did his bit at clarifying and laying a new platform for the concepts related with pressure and vacuum which was laid on the works done by Evangelista Torricelli. However, what made his claim to fame was the work that he did in the field of mathematics. He brought forward a couple of novel research mechanisms for mathematics that were hailed all around. His work on projective geometry and the probability theory are the most notable ones. These works, later on, formed the eventual basis for the development and application of modern-day economics and social sciences. Probability is the likelihood or the sheer chance that something might happen or arise at a future stage and thus the basis of the Probability theory is based on the same footings. This theory is made use of vastly in mathematics, statistics, sciences and even philosophy. Some probability functions of note are the following:Blaise Pascal’s early age comprised of devoting his own self towards studies in a whole-hearted fashion. He lost his mother when he was only three years old. His father was a judge at the local courts and also a member of the noblesse de robe. His interest in science and mathematics was genetically transferred to his son – Blaise Pascal. He was in a family of 5, two of which were his parents and two siblings – Jacqueline and Gilberte. His father dedicated his time towards Blaise Pascal’s teaching since he showed immense intellectual abilities within his personality and this proved to be a strong facet of the son’s character which his father had discerned at an early age. Blaise Pascal was particularly strong at his skills related to mathematics and science. It was at the tender age of 11 years that Blaise Pascal ventured into composing a short treatise linked with the sounds of the vibrating bodies but his father forbade him to study the same any further since he feared that his understanding of Latin and Greek might be affected.