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Hoffmann, Banesh 1906-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 493 publications in 15 languages and 9,712 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Fiction  Case studies  Archives  Humor  Popular works  Anecdotes  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Costume designer, Other
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 )

85 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 2,233 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 )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,678 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 )

82 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,637 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 )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,097 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 )

38 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,054 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 )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 783 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 )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archives by Albert Einstein( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker who asked whether Einstein believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, an exchange with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium about fine music, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are but some of the highlights found in this book
Albert Einstein creator and rebel by Banesh Hoffmann( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 102 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 : Schöpfer und Rebell by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe by Albert Einstein( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by A. Square, Flatland is Edwin A. Abbott's delightful mathematical fantasy about life in a two-dimensional world. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. Abbott's amiable narrator provides an overview of this fantastic world--its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered
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

Il lato umano by Albert Einstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuum( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 13 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein, ustvarjalec in upornik by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space and time by Emile Borel( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with Einstein( Recording )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albert Einstein, four distinguished scientists reminisce about their collaboration with the famous physicist. These former research assistants of Einstein's at Princeton, Banesh Hoffmann, Peter Bergmann, Valentine Bargmann and Ernest Straus share memories which provide rare insights into the character of the man and which reveal his persistent search for beauty as well as physical truth
 
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Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archivesAlbert 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 brittisk fysiker och matematiker

Chofman, B.

Goffman, B.

Goffman, Beneš.

Hoffmann, B.

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-

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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, the human side : new glimpses from his archivesAlbert Einstein creator and rebelFlatland : a romance of many dimensions