It is no coincidence that it gave its name to a programming language: few scientific, mathematical and philosophical figures can boast its reputation.
Blaise Pascal has contributed to the future in many different disciplines. From mechanical calculators to hydraulic presses to his theories, his work is a precious legacy for the future.
Almost 200 years after him, much of the technology that he envisioned was only boasted. In just 39 years of life and in full 1600, Blaise Pascal laid the foundations for the XNUMXth century. Practically the Mozart of technology, or if you prefer Giacomo Leopardi, given the poor health.
Here are the 5 Pascals, fundamental fruits of his work:
During the atmospheric pressure experiments, Pascal developed several innovative study methods and tools. One of the most used is the hydraulic press, capable of distributing and transmitting a force through a liquid. This system is essential for current industrial processes, due to what we now call precisely Pascal's law.
Pascal's law (or principle) says that when an increase in pressure occurs at one point of a confined fluid, that increase is also transmitted to every point of the fluid inside the container. This law and related experiments were essential for all hydrodynamics.