Francis Sears

American physicist

Francis Weston Sears (October 1, 1898 – November 1975) was an American physicist. He was a professor of physics at MIT for 35 years before moving to Dartmouth College in 1956 and is best known for his physics textbooks.


  • There is no concept in the whole field of physics which is more difficult to understand than is the concept of entropy, nor is there one which is more fundamental.
    • Francis Weston Sears (1950). Mechanics, heat and sound, Addison-Wesley principles of physics series Volume 1, 2nd Edition. Addison-Wesley Press. p. 447. 

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