Calculation and emotion
Hermann Grassmann and Gustav Jacobsthal's musicology
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.
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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