Hermann Grassmann

Autographs and Unknown Documents

Edited by Hans-Joachim Petsche - Lloyd C. Kannenberg - Gottfried Kessler - Jolanta Liskowacka

Hermann Grassmann

Edited by Hans-Joachim Petsche, Lloyd C. Kannenberg, Gottfried Kessler, Jolanta Liskowacka

Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 18 September 2009

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ISBN: 3034601549 ISBN 13: 9783034601542

Hermann Grassmann

Comprising unpublished material including photographs and letters that were believed lost forever, this book gives deep insights into the great scholar's struggle for self-discovery, and allows the relationship to his very different brother to emerge vividly. Top page

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Hermann Gunther Grassmann was one of the 19th century's most remarkable scientists, but many aspects of his life have remained in the dark. This book assembles essential, first-hand information on the Grassmann family. It sheds light on the family's struggle for scientific knowledge, progress and education. It puts a face on the protagonists of an exciting development in the history of science. And it highlights the peculiar set of influences which led Hermann Grassmann to brilliant insights in mathematics, philology and physics. This book of sources is meant to complement the biography of Grassmann and the proceedings of the 2009 Grassmann Bicentennial Conference (Birkhauser 2010). "Roots and Traces" will interest all scholars working on Hermann Grassmann and related topics. It offers newly discovered pictures of family members, historical texts documenting life in this exceptional family and an English translation of these previously unpublished papers. Text in German and English. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Birkhauser Verlag AG

City: Basel

Pages: 267

More info: height 244 mm width 170 mm weight 640 gr thickness 18 mm

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Age recommended: Professional and scholarly

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 510.92 Library of Congress Subject: QA1-939 Mathematics

Departments: History of mathematics;

Record updated at: 28 August, 2014 time: 18:44

Summary Hermann Grassmann From the contents: Introduction.- Justus Gunther Grassmann, the father.- Friedrich Heinrich Gotthilf Grassmann, the uncle and stepfather of Robert Grassmann.- Robert Grassmann, the brother.- Hermann Gunther Grassmann.- Hermann Grassmann the Younger, the son.- Three remarkable students of Hermann Grassmann: the Indologist Richard von Garbe, the philosopher Paul Carus, the musicologist Gustav Jacobsthal.- Notes.- Name index Top page

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