Vol. 9 No. 3 (2018)
Articles

AN ENCYCLOPAEDIC HUNGARIAN NATURAL SCIENTIST OF THE CENTURY BEFORE THE BOLYAIS

Published August 21, 2020
Lászlóné Madaras
John von Neumann University
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APA

Madaras, L. (2020). AN ENCYCLOPAEDIC HUNGARIAN NATURAL SCIENTIST OF THE CENTURY BEFORE THE BOLYAIS. Economica, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.47282/ECONOMICA/2018/9/3/4126

In this paper I look back to the main stations of Pál Makó’s life, born in Jászapáti in the century before the Bolyais, and I recognize his achievements on the 295th anniversary of his birth. The years spent in the Theresianum in Vienna, where mathematics and experimental physics were ordinary and as an extraordinary teacher of mechanics, are an outstanding stage in his work. He has written numerous European-level textbooks in mathematics, logic, physics, philosophy, and other disciplines. His European-level textbooks have founded that the development of natural sciences in Hungary in the second half of the 18th century could
catch up with more developed regions of Europe.