Pascal
Triangle
Even though Blaise Pascal was not
the first person to work on the Pascal triangle  the Chinese and Islamic mathematicians used it more than 500 years before,
his Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle in 1653 was famous for being the first extensive study of it.
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 

1 
3 
6 
10 
15 
21 
28 
36 


1 
4 
10 
20 
35 
56 
84 



1 
5 
15 
35 
70 
126 




1 
6 
21 
56 
126 





1 
7 
28 
84 






1 
8 
36 







1 
9 








1 









It is clear
from the above table that any number in the above table is equal to the sum of the numbers above it and on its left  with
the exception of the first row and the first column where every number is one.
Roulette
Machine
Blaise Pascal introduced a very primitive version of the roulette machine in the 17th century. The roulette
was a byproduct of Blaise Pascal's attempts to invent a uninterrupted motion machine.
Wrist Watch
The first reported person
to actually wear a watch on the wrist was the French mathematician and philosopher, Blaise Pascal. With a piece of string,
he attached his pocket watch to his wrist.
Pascal (Pa)
Unit of atmospheric pressure
named in honor of Blaise Pascal, whose experiments greatly increased knowledge of the atmosphere. A pascal is the force of
one newton acting on a surface area of one square meter. It is the unit of pressure designated by the International System.
l00,OOO Pa= 1000mb 1 bar
Pascal
Blaise Pascal's contribution
to computing was recognized by computer scientist Nicklaus Wirth, who in 1972 named his new computer language Pascal (and
insisted that it be spelled Pascal, not PASCAL).