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Stanisław Gołąb (July 26, 1902 – April 30, 1980) was a Polish mathematician from Kraków, working in particular on the field of affine geometry.

In 1932, he proved that the perimeter of the unit disc can take any value in between 6 and 8, and that these extremal values are obtained if and only if the unit disc is an affine regular hexagon resp. a parallelogram (see unit disc).

S. Gołąb: Quelques problèmes métriques de la géometrie de Minkowski, Trav. de l'Acad. Mines Cracovie 6 (1932), 179
Golab, S., Über einen algebraischen Satz, welcher in der Theorie der geometrischen Objekte auftritt, Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie 2 (1974) 7-10.
Golab, S.; Swiatak, H.: Note on Inner Products in Vector Spaces. Aequationes Mathematicae (1972) 74.
Golab, S.: Über das Carnotsche Skalarprodukt in schwach normierten Vektorräumen. Aequationes Mathematicae 13 (1975) 9-13.
Golab,S., Sur un problème de la métrique angulaire dans la géometrie de Minkowski, Aequationes Mathematicae (1971) 121.
Golab, S., Über die Grundlagen der affinen Geometrie., Jahresbericht DMV 71 (1969) 138-155.

External links

List of Golab's articles at U. of Göttingen, Germany
Stanisław Gołąb at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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