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Gyula Farkas , or Julius Farkas (March 28, 1847, Sárosd, Fejér County - December 27, 1930, Pestszentlőrinc) was a Jewish Hungarian mathematician and physicist.

He attended the gymnasium at Győr (Raab), and studied law and philosophy 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 Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca, Klausenburg). The Hungarian Academy of Science elected him corresponding member May 6, 1898.

Literary works

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
* "Termeszettan Elemei" (Elements of Physics), ib. 1872

See also

* Farkas' lemma

External links

* This article incorporates text from the 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia article "Gyula Farkas" by Isidore Singer & Ludwig Venetianer, a publication now in the public domain.
* Farkas bio (English)


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