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O Pascalově větě

Title in English About Pascal's theorem


Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference 35. mezinárodní konference HISTORIE MATEMATIKY
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field General mathematics
Keywords Blaise Pascal; Pascal's theorem; Essay on Conic Sections; projective geometry
Description This paper deals with Pascal’s first serious mathematical work Essay on Conic Sections. In this brief work he presented an important result of projective geometry that became known as the Pascal’s theorem or the Mystic hexagon theorem. Blaise Pascal discovered this proposition in 1639 when he was only sixteen and published it the next year.

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