Designing Experiments and Games of Chance: The Unconventional Science of Blaise Pascal

Designing Experiments and Games of Chance: The Unconventional Science of Blaise Pascal

by William R. Shea
     
 

ISBN-10: 0881353760

ISBN-13: 9780881353761

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Watson Publishing International

Blaise Pascal is remembered more for his contributions to religious philosophy, but he made significant contributions to physics and probability theory, according to Shea (history of sciences, U. of Padua, Italy). He portrays Pascal as embarking on a radically different way of looking at the world, a way that is now familiar to us. The scientific work of Pascal and

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Blaise Pascal is remembered more for his contributions to religious philosophy, but he made significant contributions to physics and probability theory, according to Shea (history of sciences, U. of Padua, Italy). He portrays Pascal as embarking on a radically different way of looking at the world, a way that is now familiar to us. The scientific work of Pascal and the debates it often sparked are summarized in thematic chapters. Science History Publications is a division of Watson Publishing. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881353761
Publisher:
Watson Publishing International
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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