The Author, Ali R. Fazely, attended Oklahoma State University, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1975. In 1977, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering also from Oklahoma State University. In 1980, he received a Master of Arts in
The genesis behind writing a textbook in calculus-based physics stemmed from the fact that most existing textbooks are too detailed and voluminous. In writing this book, the author has minimized inconsequential details and only concentrated on physics concepts. The balance among different components of the book was also paramount. The author has avoided citing too many unwarranted examples and homework problems which create a fatigue environment for the student. This book provides an excellent foundation in physics for the students majoring in science and engineering.