Gyula Farkas (natural scientist)

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Gyula Farkas
Farkas Gyula (1847-1930).JPG
Born (1847-03-28)March 28, 1847
Sárosd, Fejér County
Died December 27, 1930(1930-12-27) (aged 83)
Pestszentlőrinc
Nationality Hungarian
Fields Mathematics
Physics
Alma mater University of Budapest
Known for Farkas' lemma

Farkas Gyula, or Julius Farkas (March 28, 1847 – December 27, 1930) was a Hungarian mathematician and physicist.

He attended the gymnasium at Győr (Raab), and studied law and physics at Budapest. 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.

Literary works[edit]

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 Diatomische Dur-Scale", Budapest, 1870
  • "Természettan elemei" (Elements of Physics), ib. 1872

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