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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Istorija ir archeologija / History and archaeology (H005)
Author(s): Banionis, Juozas
Title: Contribution of A. Jakštas-Dambrauskas (1860-1938) to mathematics in Lithuania
Is part of: Advances in historical studies. Wuhan : Scientific research publishing (SCIRP), 2017, Vol. 6, no. 1
Extent: p. 1-17
Date: 2017
Note: Article ID:74802. ISSN Online: 2327-0446
Keywords: Dambrauskas, Aleksandras;Fundamentals of Geometry and Trigonometry;Mathematical terms;Adomas Jakštas;Popularisation of mathematics;History of mathematics in Lithuania
Abstract: The article, dedicated to prelate Aleksandras Dambrauskas (pseudonym: Adomas Jakštas, 1860-1938), a Lithuanian encyclopaedist, Honorary Doctor of Mathematics, summarizes the researcher’s mathematical works and highlights his merits to the development of the science of mathematics in Lithuania. Most frequently his activities are associated with theology, philosophy, literature and politics. However, it is rarely mentioned that it was actually mathematics which led A. Jakštas’ search to be true and beautiful in philosophy, literature and theology. Firstly, he stands out as a reviewer of the fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry in the development of the science of mathematics in Lithuania. The mathematical works that were written by the prelate fall into three groups. The first group includes the original works covering the field of fundamentals of trigonometry and geometry. The second group embraces popularising and informative articles and booklets, and the third group unites school textbooks on mathematics. A. Jakštas manifested himself as a supporter of mathematics. The prelate was interested in problems which could be practically applied in everyday life or were based on all the generally accepted laws of the Universe. The major part of the mathematical works by the prelate was devoted to school mathematics. Observing the dawn of Lithuanian sciences, A. Dambrauskas’ significant contribution to mathematics in Lithuania is acknowledged. Reading the mathematical works by the prelate, his ability to fill them with humanist philosophy is admired. A. Dambrauskas is a perfect example for all the mathematicians, and his mathematical works occupy an honourable place in the history of mathematics in Lithuania. This article is dedicated to A. Jakštas-Dambrauskas, an outstanding Lithuanian personality, who left indelible marks in the Lithuanian culture and education. [...]
Affiliation(s): Ekonomikos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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