Hungarian mathematician and physicist; born at Puszta Sárosd March 28, 1847; attended the gymnasium at Györ (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 Klausenburg. The Hungarian Academy of Science elected him corresponding member May 6, 1898. His principal writings are embodied in the reports of the Academy of Science of Paris (1878-84); the "Archiv der Mathematik und Physik"; and the "Journal des Mathematiques." His separately published works are "Die Diatomische Dur-Scale," Budapest, 1870; and "Termeszettan Elemei" (Elements of Physics), ib. 1872.

Part of Page from Hebrew Pentateuch Printed by Samuel Giacon, Faro, 1487. The first book in any language printed in Portugal.(In the British Museum.)
  • Pallas Nagy Lexicon, vi.;
  • Horváth Könyvészete, 1881.
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