Gyula Farkas (natural scientist)
March 28, 1847|
Sárosd, Fejér County
|Died||December 27, 1930
|Alma mater||Royal University of Pest|
|Known for||Farkas' lemma|
He attended the gymnasium at Győr (Raab), and studied law and physics at Pest. After teaching in a secondary school at Székesfehérvár (Stuhlweissenburg), Farkas became in succession principal of the normal school at Pápa, privat-docent (1881) of mathematics at the University of Budapest, and professor of physics (1888) at Franz Joseph University of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca, Klausenburg). He worked here up to 1915, when he retired and moved to Budapest.
The Hungarian Academy of Science elected him corresponding member May 6, 1898. He has made contribution to linear algebra with Farkas' lemma, which is named after him for his derivation of it.
His principal writings are embodied in the reports of the Academy of Science of Paris (1878–1884)
- the "Archiv der Mathematik und Physik"
- the "Journal des Mathematiques"
His separately published works are:
- "Die diatonische Dur-Scale wissenschaftlich begründet", Pest, 1870
- "Természettan elemei" (Elements of Physics), Székesfehérvár, 1872
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Isidore Singer & Ludwig Venetianer (1901–1906). "Gyula Farkas". In Singer, Isidore; et al. Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
- Farkas bio (English)
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