Tuesday, October 8, 2013
"Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle"
I don't have much to add to what I've already said in my blog entry about Nicomachus' Introduction to Arithmetic. In this short treatise, mathematics once again proves to be almost uncannily elegant and logical and I can easily see it affecting Pascal's religious beliefs. And, as in the last third of the Introduction to Arithmetic, I found much of the "Treatise" hard to understand, because math is decidedly not my strong suit.