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Hoffmann, Banesh 1906-1986

Works: 132 works in 605 publications in 12 languages and 10,293 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Mathematical fiction  Novellas  Satirical literature  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Film adaptations  Case studies  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, win, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: QA699, 530.11
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Most widely held works about Banesh Hoffmann
Most widely held works by Banesh Hoffmann
Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archives by Albert Einstein( Book )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the 20th century's most profound thinkers not only transformed the direction of scientific endeavor but also influenced other fields such as psychology, linguistics, and ethics. This volume comprises 23 papers delivered at a 1979 symposium and includes examinations of Einstein's impact on scholarship, culture, and more
The strange story of the quantum; an account for the general reader of the growth of the ideas underlying our present atomic knowledge by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

81 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is designed to serve as a guide to those who would explore the theories by which the scientist seeks to comprehend the mysterious world of the atom. Nuclear fission and atomic bombs are not the whole of atomic science. Behind them lie extraordinary ideas and stirring events without which our understanding would be meager indeed."--Preface
Relativity and its roots by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

54 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using simple examples from everyday life, an Einstein scholar offers entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory. Starting with the geometrical and cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, he traces the theory's development from its basis in work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, and others. 1983 edition
The tyranny of testing by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffmann's complete and well-documented account of the failings and dangers of mechanical testing illustrates the inherent flaws in aptitude and achievement tests. It demonstrates the inadequacies of multiple-choice testing, in which candidates simply choose answers and need not justify their replies, revealing the tests' inclination to reward superficiality rather than subtlety and creativity. Aimed at teachers and others involved in education, this polemic exposes the corporate testing giants whose dubious claims to scientific accuracy shield them from public scrutiny
About vectors by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his unusual beginning in ""Defining a vector"" to his final comments on ""What then is a vector?"" author Banesh Hoffmann has written a book that is provocative and unconventional. In his emphasis on the unresolved issue of defining a vector, Hoffmann mixes pure and applied mathematics without using calculus. The result is a treatment that can serve as a supplement and corrective to textbooks, as well as collateral reading in all courses that deal with vectors. Major topics include vectors and the parallelogram law; algebraic notation and basic ideas; vector algebra; scalars and scalar p
Perspectives in geometry and relativity; essays in honor of Václav Hlavatý by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein créateur et rebelle by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'étrange histoire des quanta by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in French and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la physique quantique de 1887 à nos jours. Style léger et humoristique. Lecture très agréable. Exemples frappants et tableaux clairs. Les deux derniers chapitres (épilogue et post-scriptum) de l'édition 1967 ont été supprimés et remplacés par une deuxième partie (p. 194-274) intitulée "Nouveaux voyages au pays des quanta."
Albert Einstein : creator and rebel by Banesh Hoffmann( )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banesh Hoffmann, a noted scientist himself, was a friend and collaborator with Albert Einstein. On these pages, we come to know Albert Einstein as the "backward" child; the academic outcast; the reluctant world celebrity; the exile; the pacifist; the philosopher; the humanitarian; the tragically saddened "father" of the atomic bomb; and above all, the unceasing searcher after scientific truth. At the same time, we are given a superb and essential introduction to the creative process and the concepts that shattered an age-old view of the universe and ushered in a revolution whose reverberations continue to touch us all
Albert Einstein by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuum by Lee Krasner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Banesh Hoffmann teaches about the special theory of relativity, calling upon such familiar examples as the twin paradox and other less well-known metaphors to illuminate the two postulates of the theory. A narrator reinforces the expert's explanation
Il lato umano by Albert Einstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science fiction classic. The narrator is A. Square, whose flat, middle-class life is suddenly given an exciting new shape by his encounter with a sphere. The sphere introduces A. Square to the joys and sorrows of the third dimension, and the reader is drawn into the deligtful subtleties and irrepressible logic of multidimensional thinking
The book of mothers' wisdom : maternal advice from the Queen of Sheba to Princess Diana by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein, il lato umano : spunti per un ritratto by Albert Einstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planilandia : una novela de muchas dimensiones by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planilandia es un clásico de la ciencia-ficción y un libro precursor en muchos sentidos. Relato desbordante de ingenio matemático al tiempo que aguda sátira social, Planilandia es una novela muy divertida, pero también inquietante, por lo que plantea sobre las limitaciones de nuestra percepción cotidiana
Albert Einstein by Peter N Hamilton( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein : Schöpfer und Rebell by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Banesh Hoffmann by Banesh Hoffmann( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hoffmann tells how he came to Princeton from Oxford in 1929 as a graduate student and research assistant to Oswald Veblen. Hoffmann and Tucker discuss Veblen as a teacher and as a researcher. Other people discussed are: Edward Condon, T.Y. Thomas, John von Neumann, H.P. Robertson, and M.H.A. Newman. Hoffman talks about his Ph. D. thesis. Tucker and Hoffmann discuss Fine Hall and compare the atmosphere of the mathematics department at Oxford with that at Princeton. Hoffmann tells of working three years at Rochester after completing his Ph. D. and then returning to Princeton to become Albert Einstein's research assistant
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Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archives
Alternative Names
Banesh Hoffmann britischer Mathematiker und Physiker

Banesh Hoffmann britisk fysikar og matematikar

Banesh Hoffmann britisk fysiker og matematiker

Banesh Hoffmann Brits wiskundige (1906-1986)

Banesh Hoffmann brittisk fysiker och matematiker

Chofman, B.

Goffman, B.

Goffman, Beneš.

Hoffmann, B.

Hoffmann, B. (Benesh), 1906-1986

Huofuman 1906-

Khofman, Benesh.

Khofman, Benesh 1906-

Khofman, Benesh 1906-1986

بانش هافمن ریاضی‌دان و فیزیک‌دان بریتانیایی

بانش هوفمان، 1906-

ホフマン, B

ホフマン, バネシュ

ホフマン, バーネッシュ

霍夫曼 1906-

霍夫曼, 巴纳希

English (244)

French (39)

German (16)

Chinese (14)

Italian (12)

Spanish (7)

Russian (4)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (2)

Romanian (2)

Persian (1)

Polish (1)

The strange story of the quantum; an account for the general reader of the growth of the ideas underlying our present atomic knowledgeRelativity and its rootsThe tyranny of testingAbout vectorsAlbert Einstein : creator and rebelFlatland : a romance of many dimensions