Blaise Pascal Inventions and Accomplishments


Blaise Pascal is one of the smartest and most revered inventors of the world. He was a French inventor, physicist, Christian philosopher, and mathematician. During his time and until now, many people called him as “child prodigy” due to his impressive knowledge and skill. He was educated by his father who was a tax collector in Rouen.

He was born in June 19, 1623 in Clermont-Ferrand. He grew without a mom from the time he was 3 years old. His father’s name was Etienne Pascal whom carried interest in mathematics and science. Aside from being a collector, his father was a member of Noblesse De Robe and a local judge.

It is true that Blaise inherited his intelligence in math and science from his father and invented various things that are still in use today by well advanced nations. His inventions got attention by many due to their unique and useful functions in everyday life.

The Pascaline

The invention of this mathematical machine became helpful for math problems. At the age of 18, Blaise invented a numeric wheel calculator, referred to as Pascaline. It’s purpose was to help his father count taxes that he collected. Pascaline composed eight movable dials that added up through the use of base ten. When the primary dial of the first column moved ten notches, the secondary dial moved one notch referred to as the ten’s column.

Wrist Watch

Pascal was the very first man who wore a wrist watch. Through the use of a piece of string, he attached his pocket size watch in his wrist.

Roulette Machine

He introduced a prehistoric roulette machine during the 17th century. It was one of the by-products of Blaise which attempted him to create a continuous moving machine.

Pascal Pa

This is the unit of atmospheric pressure that was included on his inventions. Pa is the force of a certain newton which is present in the surface area.

Pascal Triangle

It is true that he was not the first person who worked in forming the Pascal triangle. Islamic and Chinese mathematician worked on it previously for years. Proceeding the completion of the Pascal triangle, Blaise invented the Arithmetical Triangle in 1653 that gained in popularity.

Provincial letters

The provincial letters are series of letters that he wrote underneath a false name, cruelly poke fun at the controversy in the immediate power of salvation and in the practice of Jesuit for casuistry.

The inventions of Blaise Pascal were considered to be essential to the everyday life of many. Majority of his inventions have been used and incorporated by several companies and continually improved upon in order to advance the technology and pertinence with the role they play today.

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