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Physics texts by Paul A. Tipler

Physics for Scientists & Engineers, 6e

Physics for Scientists & Engineers, 6e

Meet the Authors

Paul A. Tipler

Paul Tipler was born in the small farming town of Antigo, Wisconsin, in 1933. He graduated from high school in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where his father was superintendent of the public schools. He received his B.S. from Purdue University in 1955 and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1962, where he studied the structure of nuclei. He taught for one year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut while writing his thesis, then moved to Oakland University in Michigan, where he was one of the original members of the physics department, playing a major role in developing the physics curriculum. During the next 20 years, he taught nearly all the physics courses and wrote the first and second editions of his widely used textbooks Modern Physics (1969, 1978) and Physics (1976, 1982). In 1982, he moved to Berkeley, California, where he now resides, and where he wrote College Physics (1987) and the third edition of Physics (1991). In addition to physics, his interests include music, hiking, and camping, and he is an accomplished jazz pianist and poker player.

Paul Tipler
Gene P. Mosca

Gene Mosca was born in New York City and grew up on Shelter Island, New York. His undergraduate studies were at Villanova University and his graduate studies were at the University of Michigan and the University of Vermont, where he received his Ph.D. in 1974. He taught at Southampton High School, the University of South Dakota, and Emporia State University. Since 1986 Gene has been teaching at the U.S. Naval Academy. There he coordinated the core physics course for 16 semesters, and instituted numerous enhancements to both the laboratory and classroom. Proclaimed by Paul Tipler as, "the best reviewer I ever had," Mosca authored the popular Study Guide for the third and fourth editions of the text.

Gene P. Mosca