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Calculation and emotion

Hermann Grassmann and Gustav Jacobsthal's musicology

Peter Sühring

pp. 391-400

It is quite remarkable that for many generations and in many different genealogical lines of the Jacobsthal's family clan of academics, scholars dedicated their energy to three specific disciplines: medicine, mathematics, and music.1 This essay aims to ana- lyze the connections between mathematics and music as they appear in the intellectual history and biography of a Stettin pupil of Hermann Grassmann: Gustav Jacobsthal. Jacobsthal's sonWalther was noted in his day for being a competent mathematician and headmaster of a school in Berlin, while his nephew Ernst Jacobsthal became a very well- known mathematician.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-0346-0405-5_34

Full citation:

Sühring, P. (2011)., Calculation and emotion: Hermann Grassmann and Gustav Jacobsthal's musicology, in S. Russ & J. Liesen (eds.), From Past to Future: Graßmann's Work in Context, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 391-400.

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