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Blaise Pascal : mathematician, physicist and thinker about God

Author: Donald Adamson
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronological survey exploring Pascal's professional achievements, which also includes a chapter on his life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Adamson
ISBN: 0333550366 9780333550366 031212502X 9780312125028
OCLC Number: 32272851
Description: xii, 297 pages, [8] pages of plates
Contents: Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Foundations - Jansenism - A 'God-Intoxicated Man' - The Provincial Letters - The Christian Life - Human Nature - The Wager - The Scriptures - Pascal, 'Devout Geometrician' - Conclusion - Select Bibliography - Index
Responsibility: Donald Adamson.

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This chronological survey explores Pascal's (162362) achievement as mathematician, physicist and religious thinker; His work on conic sections, the probability calculus, number theory, cycloid curves  Read more...

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