About the Author
Dr. Andrew Rex received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia in 1982 after receiving an B.A. in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University. At Virginia his research focused on experimental solid state physics. Since 1982 he has been a faculty member at the University of Puget Sound, and he currently holds the rank of Professor. His principal research interests have been in Mossbauer spectroscopy, the physics of sports, and Maxwell's demon and information theory. At the University of Puget Sound he has served as Director of the Pre-Engineering Program, Director of the university's Honors Program and Chair of the Physics Department.
Dr. Rex has published five books including Integrated Physics and Calculus, Vols. 1 and 2, Addison-Wesley 1999, and has written a number of scientific articles and papers. He is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi and Sigma Pi Sigma.
In 1994 he received a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a program that integrates freshman physics and calculus into a single course and to write a textbook for that course.
Dr. Martin Jackson received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oregon in 1990 after receiving a M.S. degree in Physics there in 1985 and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound in 1984. He was named an Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound in 1990 in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Associate Professor in 1996.
He has published scientific articles in the Journal of Differential Geometry, the American Journal of Physics, the Journal of Physics, the Journal of Mathematical Physics, and other publications.
In 1994 he and Dr. Andrew Rex received a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a program that integrates freshman physics and calculus into a single course and to write a textbook for that course.