Conceptually similarSCIENCE SOURCEJanos Bolyai, Hungarian MathematicianSS2494569BT8598SCIENCE SOURCEJanos Bolyai, Hungarian Postage StampSS2494568BT8597SCIENCE SOURCEJoseph Liouville, French MathematicianSS2576926BY5719SCIENCE SOURCEMichel Chasles, French MathematicianSS2551220BW8124SCIENCE SOURCEElements of Geometry, Frontispiece, 16th CenturySS2444334BS8090SCIENCE SOURCEElements of Geometry, Frontispiece, 16th CenturySS2438774BS4878SCIENCE SOURCEHermann Minkowski, German MathematicianSS2551418BW9050RIA NOVOSTINikolai Lobachevsky, Russian MathematicianSS2789322HC2007SPLJohn Dee, British mathematicianSS2581835SR4720View AllView more with similar tones Janos Bolyai, Hungarian MathematicianLicense type:Rights ManagedUnique identifier:SS2869722Legacy Identifier:HC2125Description:Janos Bolyai (December 15, 1802 - January 27, 1860) was a Hungarian mathematician, known for his work in non-Euclidean geometry, a geometry that differs from Euclidean geometry in its definition of parallel lines. The discovery of a consistent alternative geometry that might correspond to the structure of the universe helped to free mathematicians to study abstract concepts irrespective of any possible connection with the physical world. By the age of 13, he had mastered calculus and other forms of analytical mechanics, receiving instruction from his father. He became so obsessed with Euclid's parallel postulate and came to the conclusion that the postulate is independent of the other axioms of geometry and that different consistent geometries can be constructed on its negation. In addition to his work in geometry, Bolyai developed a rigorous geometric concept of complex numbers as ordered pairs of real numbers. He was an accomplished polyglot speaking nine foreign languages. No original portrait of Bolyai survives.Credit:RIA Novosti/Science SourceSize:3171px × 4500px (~40 MB)Get PricingHow Will The Visual Be Used?ShareKeywords:1802-1860-19th century-alternative geometry-art-bolyai-bw-complex numbers-europe-famous-geometrist-geometry-history-hungarian-janos bolyai-man-math-non-euclidean-parallel postulate-personality-polyglot-portrait-real numbersModel release:N/ARestrictions:No Sale through SubagentsParent folder:19765