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Designing experiments & games of chance : the unconventional science of Blaise Pascal

Author: William R Shea
Publisher: Canton, MA : Science History Publications/USA, 2003.
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Named Person: Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William R Shea
ISBN: 0881353760 9780881353761
OCLC Number: 53001129
Description: xii, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A precocious genius --
Filling the void : from Galileo to Torricelli --
Creating emptiness : Pascal's ingenious methods --
The battle of the void : the Jesuits against Pascal --
The great experiment on a mountain in France --
Why pumps work : the treatise on the equilibrium of liquids --
Submerged in a sea of air : the treatise on the weight of the mass of air --
Pascal on the advancement of learning in science and religion --
The use of logic and the role of experimentation --
The marvelous arithmetical triangle --
Mastering games of chance --
Putting the arithmetical triangle to work --
The brilliance and pride of a gambler and a mathematician --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Designing experiments and games of change
Responsibility: William R. Shea.
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