What is KöMaL?
What is KöMaL?
It was more than a hundred years ago that Dániel Arany, a high
teacher from the city of Gyõr, decided to found a mathematical journal
high school students. His goal was "to give a wealth of examples to students
and teachers". The journal's first edition appeared on January 1, 1894.
The foundation of the journal had close connections with the
boom in scientific life at the turn of the century. The Mathematical
and Physical Society was founded in 1891, and in the autumn of 1894
the first Eötvös Competition in mathematics was organised
that just graduated from high school.
From that time several generations of mathematicians and
scientists developed their problem-solving skills through KöMaL. The
solutions with the names of the 14-18 year-old authors are printed in the
KöMaL regularly reports on national and international competitions,
prints articles on interesting results in mathematics and physics, and includes
For more than 40 years all the new problems have appeared in English
as well as Hungarian. This means thousands of mathematics and physics
problems and exercises in English!
At present the journal is published by the MATFUND Hungarian High School
Mathematics and Physics Foundation, the János Bolyai Mathematical
and the Roland Eötvös Physical Society with the financial support
Ministry of Education and Culture in 3500 copies.
The periodical "KöMaL - Középiskolai Matematikai és
Fizikai Lapok" appears
in Hungarian language 64 pages a month 9 times a year.
Special issues of KöMaL