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Hoffmann, Banesh 1906-1986

Overview
Works: 131 works in 569 publications in 14 languages and 9,986 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Fiction  History  Film adaptations  Case studies  Archives  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, win, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: QA699, 530.0924
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Banesh Hoffmann
Publications by Banesh Hoffmann
Publications by Banesh Hoffmann, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Banesh Hoffmann
 
Most widely held works by Banesh Hoffmann
Albert Einstein, creator and rebel by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )
58 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 2,041 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 )
34 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,806 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 1,478 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 1,097 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 1,025 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 773 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 )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 libraries worldwide
L'étrange histoire des quanta by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in French and held by 148 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 : créateur et rebelle by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein : creator and rebel by Banesh Hoffmann( file )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 105 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 libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein : Schöpfer und Rebell by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in Spanish and Italian and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in Italian and English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Il lato umano by Albert Einstein( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 16 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 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 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
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 libraries worldwide
Continuum ( visu )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 14 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 by Efrén Quintanilla Sainz( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
 
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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
Languages
English (276)
French (39)
German (24)
Chinese (16)
Italian (13)
Spanish (11)
Russian (4)
Dutch (4)
Japanese (2)
Romanian (2)
Slovenian (1)
Croatian (1)
Persian (1)
Polish (1)
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