“Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle” by Blaise Pascal (1654)

“Treatise on Arithmetical Triangle” by Blaise Pascal (1654) +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=  1st consequence – In every arithmetical triangle, all the cells of the first row & first column are the same as the generating cell. Each cell in the triangle is equal to the sum of the immediately preceding row & column +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= 2nd consequence – In… Read more “Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle” by Blaise Pascal (1654)

“Measurement” by Norman Robert Campbell (1880-1949)

“Measurement” by Norman Robert Campbell (1880-1949) Measurement is important because so many sciences are math-based & require it for measurement But explaining what it is is harder – its use, its rationale & this is an attempt at that What is measurement? wasn’t around until a high degree of civilization appeared but today we’re all… Read more “Measurement” by Norman Robert Campbell (1880-1949)

“Introduction to Arithmetic Book 2” by Nicomachus (c. 100 AD)

“Introduction to Arithmetic Book 2” by Nicomachus (c. 100 AD) An element is the smallest thing that can be analyzed letters are elements of speech & writing sounds are elements of melody 4 elements: fire, water, air & earth –> elements of the universe Equality is the elementary principle of relative numbers 1 & 2… Read more “Introduction to Arithmetic Book 2” by Nicomachus (c. 100 AD)

“Introduction to Arithmetic Book 1” by Nicomachus (c. 100 AD)

  “Introduction to Arithmetic Book 1” by Nicomachus (c. 100 AD) Ancients defined Philosophy as the love of wisdom & those who had any knowledge in a field was “wise” Pythagoras restricted the term “wise” to one who had knowledge & understanding of reality Wisdom was knowledge or science of truth in real things that… Read more “Introduction to Arithmetic Book 1” by Nicomachus (c. 100 AD)