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Hoffmann, Banesh 1906-1986

Overview
Works: 115 works in 570 publications in 16 languages and 9,972 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Fiction  History  Film adaptations  Case studies  Archives  Humor  Popular works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, win, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: QA699, 530.0924
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Most widely held works about Banesh Hoffmann
 
Most widely held works by Banesh Hoffmann
Albert Einstein, creator and rebel by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

110 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 12 languages and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated biography that reconstructs and explains Einstein's scientific ideas, achievements and personal views
Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archives by Albert Einstein( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,806 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 )

77 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,481 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 1,098 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, the author traces the theoryʼs development from its basis in work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, and other scientists. Easily understood analogies and numerous instructive diagrams make this volume ideal for those with no math or science background
The tyranny of testing by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,026 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 )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DOVER BOOKS ON MATHEMATICS; Epigraph; Title Page; Also by; Copyright Page; PREFACE; Table of Contents; 1 - INTRODUCING VECTORS; 1. DEFINING A VECTOR; 2. THE PARALLELOGRAM LAW; 3. JOURNEYS ARE NOT VECTORS; 4. DISPLACEMENTS ARE VECTORS; 5. WHY VECTORS ARE IMPORTANT; 6. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE VECTORIAL TRIBE; 7. SOME AWKWARD QUESTIONS; 2 - ALGEBRAIC NOTATION AND BASIC IDEAS; 1. EQUALITY AND ADDITION; 2. MULTIPLICATION BY NUMBERS; 3. SUBTRACTION; 4. SPEED AND VELOCITY; 5. ACCELERATION; 6. ELEMENTARY STATICS IN TWO DIMENSIONS; 7. COUPLES; 8. THE PROBLEM OF LOCATION. VECTOR FIELDS
Perspectives in geometry and relativity; essays in honor of Václav Hlavatý by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 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 148 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( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 105 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
Briefe by Albert Einstein( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai yin si tan chuan by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen wei shi zhang, nei rong bao gua : chun zhen de hai ti shi dai ; pan ni de zhong xue shi dai ; qu zhe mei miao de da xue shi dai ; chu she zhi chang deng
Il lato umano by Albert Einstein( Book )

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

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

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

15 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 14 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
Continuum( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 14 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
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 )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ru he cheng wei gou tong gao shou by E. T. A Hoffmann( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the spherically symmetric field in relativity by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La peregrina historia del quantum : la evolución de las ideas sobre las que se basa nuestro actual conocimiento atómico, en una exposición dirigida al lector corriente by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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-

بانش هوفمان، و. 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

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Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archivesThe 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