Blaise Pascal was a French polymath who co-invented probability theory, contributed to fluid mechanics, built an early mechanical calculator, and contributed to philosophy. He is famous for his philosophical wager (now known as Pascal’s wager), his Pascal’s triangle which relates to probability, and a unit of pressure is named after him called “the Pascal”.
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The law of large numbers says, the more instances of a probable event that are considered, the more the theoretical and actual results converge.
Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat invented probability theory in 1654 to solve a gambling problem related to expected outcomes.
British mathematician Ada Lovelace can be considered the mother of computer programing, as she wrote the first complex algorithm meant to be carried out by a machine. However, it is a myth that Ada Lovelace wrote “the first computer program” or was “the first computer programmer”, that title belongs to Charles Babbage.