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Hermann Graßmann : biography

Author: Hans-Joachim Petsche
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hermann Günther Graßmann was one of the most remarkable personalities in 19th-century science. A "small-town genius", he developed a groundbreaking n-dimensional algebra of space and contributed to a revolution in the understanding of mathematics. His work fascinated great mathematicians such as W.R. Hamilton, J.W. Gibbs and A.N. Whitehead. This intellectual biography traces Graßmann's steps towards scientific  Read more...
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Petsche, Hans-Joachim.
Hermann Graßmann.
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, 2009
(OCoLC)318674299
Named Person: Hermann Grassmann; Hermann Grassmann
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Joachim Petsche
ISBN: 9783764388607 3764388609
OCLC Number: 534951220
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Graßmann's life --
Graßmann's sources of inspiration --
Hermann Günther Graßmann's contributions to the development of mathematics and their place in the history of mathematics --
The genesis and essence of Hermann Günther Graßmann's philosophical views in the Extension Theory of 1844.
Other Titles: Grassmann.
Hermann Grassmann
Responsibility: Hans-Joachim Petsche ; translated by Mark Minnes ; scientific consultants, Lloyd Kannenberg and Steve Russ.

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Founder of n-vector algebra, Hermann Grassman was an obscure high school teacher who made many lasting contributions to physics and linguistics. This biography details the complex network of internal  Read more...

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