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By Hans-Joachim Petsche, Lloyd Kannenberg, Gottfried Keßler, Jolanta Liskowacka

Hermann Günther Graßmann was once one of many 19th century’s so much awesome scientists, yet many points of his existence have remained at the hours of darkness. This ebook assembles crucial, first-hand info at the Graßmann relatives. It sheds mild at the family’s fight for medical wisdom, growth and schooling. It places a face at the protagonists of a thrilling improvement within the heritage of technological know-how. And it highlights the abnormal set of impacts which led Hermann Graßmann to remarkable insights in arithmetic, philology and physics.

This e-book of assets is intended to enrich the biography of Graßmann and the complaints of the 2009 Graßmann Bicentennial convention (Birkhäuser 2010). "Roots and lines" will curiosity all students engaged on Hermann Graßmann and comparable issues. It deals newly came across photographs of kin, ancient texts documenting lifestyles during this unparalleled relations and an English translation of those formerly unpublished papers.

Text in German and English.

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Friedrich Heinrich beschreibt dieses Ideal rückblickend wie folgt: „Durch das Denken, als einen ihm eigenthümlich verliehenen Vorzug, unterscheidet sich der Mensch von allen seinen Mitgeschöpfen auf Erden und darum muß das Kind so früh als möglich zum Denken angeregt und die Denkkraft in ihm entwickelt und ausgebildet werden. Nur was der Mensch denkend erfaßt, begriffen und durchdrungen hat, ist sein bleibendes Eigenthum und nur so erworbenem Gute weiß er überall die richtige Anwendung zu machen.

Dergestalt hebt die Darstellung mit dem Vater und dem Onkel Friedrich Heinrich Gotthilf an, geht dann über zum Bruder Robert und schließlich zu Hermann Graßmann selbst. Den Ausklang bildet ein Brief des Sohnes, Hermann Graßmann d. , sowie ein kurzer Verweis auf drei eher ungewöhnliche, direkte Schüler Graßmanns (im doppelten Sinne), deren Bezug zu ihrem Lehrer weitgehend unbekannt ist. 13 Die anschließende Lebensbeschreibung seines Vaters, die Hermann Graßmann gibt, enthält wenig eigene Wertungen.

Aus diesem thatenlosen Wirken sehnte er sich in seine frühere Thätigkeit zurück, er kam daher um 37 Province7. ” From here on extends the sketch he wrote himself. To his frustration his hope to depart for the active army was not fulfilled; 4 months long in Neiße he had to deal with drills and garrison duty, and was then 4 months longer (until 13/11) occupied as a non-commissioned officer in the siege corps lying before Glogau, which however was throughout not too equipped that a conquest of the place could be imagined.

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