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Pascal, Blaise

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Pascal, Blaise. Traité de l\u27equilibre des liqueurs, et de la pesanteur de la masse de l\u27air, 1663 Full text Subjects: Hydrostatics Atmospheric pressure Language: French Format: Book Summary: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was among the greatest scientist and philosophers of his age. A mathematical prodigy as a child, he completed an original treatise on conic sections at the age of sixteen. He studied infinitesimal calculus; solved problems of general quadrature of the cycloid; contributed to the development of differential calculus; originated, with Fermat, the mathematical theory of probability. He also invented a mechanical calculator, the syringe, and the hydraulic press. He wrote treatises on the equilibrium of liquid solutions, on the weight and density of air, and on the arithmetic triangle

Topics: hydrostatics, atmospheric pressure, Rare Book Collection
Publisher: Digital Commons @ RU
Year: 1663
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