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

Hermann Günther Graßmann used to be one of many 19th century’s so much striking scientists, yet many points of his lifestyles have remained at midnight. This booklet assembles crucial, first-hand details at the Graßmann relations. It sheds gentle at the family’s fight for clinical 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 unusual set of impacts which led Hermann Graßmann to incredible insights in arithmetic, philology and physics.

This ebook of resources is intended to counterpoint the biography of Graßmann and the lawsuits of the 2009 Graßmann Bicentennial convention (Birkhäuser 2010). "Roots and strains" will curiosity all students engaged on Hermann Graßmann and similar themes. It deals newly found photos of relatives, old texts documenting existence during this extraordinary kin and an English translation of those formerly unpublished papers.

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Dr. Siegfried Wollgast verdankt diese Dokumentation eine gründliche Durchsicht maßgeblicher Teile sowie wesentliche Anregungen hinsichtlich der Textgestaltung. Dr. Pawel Gut unterstützte uns hilfreich bei der Erschließung der Bestände des Archiwum Pañstwowe in Szczecin. Nicht vergessen werden darf Bartosz Morylewski, Szczecin, der mit außergewöhnlichem Engagement Abbildungen bedeutsamer Orte des Wirkens Graßmanns in Stettin aufspürte. Ihm verdanken wir zudem den Hinweis auf das einzige bisher bekannte Bild Friedrich Heinrich Gotthilf Graßmanns.

Until my 14th year I was educated3 with my sisters by private tutors, but was then brought to the Lyceum and later to the academic Gymnasium in Stettin, from where in the year 1799 I entered the University at Halle in order to study theology; but my inclination drew me ever more to the exact sciences, and I therefore diligently studied mathematics with Klügel and Gilbert, and physics with the latter. After my return from the University in the year 1801 I held a private tutor position4 for 1 year, and was then appointed to Pyritz as Deputy Headmaster5.

41 Während Hermann zur Erlangung der vollen Lehrbefähigung in Mathematik und Physik eines zweiten Anlaufs bedurfte, erlangte Robert in seiner Lehramtsprüfung 1840 sofort die volle Lehrbefähigung in Mathematik, Physik, Philosophie und Theologie. Am 28. Februar 1839 bewarb sich Hermann in Berlin um die Nachprüfung im Lehramt und erhielt als Thema der schriftlichen Arbeit die Theorie der Ebbe und Flut. Am 20. April 1840 sandte der die Prüfungsarbeit ein und schloss seine mündliche Prüfung am 1. Mai desselben Jahres erfolgreich ab.

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