János Bolyai

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János Bolyai (1802-1860) Hungarian mathematician (artwork made by Attila Zsigmond)
Memorial plaque of János Bolyai in Olomouc, (Czech Republic).

János Bolyai (December 15, 1802 – January 27, 1860) was a Hungarian mathematician, known for his work in non-Euclidean geometry.

References[change | edit source]

  • Martin Gardner, Non-Euclidean Geometry, Chapter 4 of The Colossal Book of Mathematics, W.W.Norton & Company, 2001, ISBN 0-393-02023-1
  • M. J. Greenberg, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries: Development and History, 3rd edition, W. H. Freeman, 1994
  • Elemér Kiss: Mathematical gems from the Bolyai chests. János Bolyai's discoveries in number theory and algebra as recently deciphered from his manuscripts. Translated by Anikó Csirmaz and Gábor Oláh. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest; TypoTeX, Budapest, 1999. 200 pp. ISBN 963-05-7563-9;
  • Tibor Weszely: János Bolyai. Die ersten 200 Jahre, Birkhäuser, 2013 (translated from Humgarian by Manfred Stern), ISBN 978-3-0346-0046-3