|Francis Weston Sears|
October 1, 1898|
Plymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||November 12, 1975
Norwich, Vermont, U.S.
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Known for||University teaching of physics and co-author of a classic textbook of university physics; Debye-Sears effect in acousto-optics|
Francis Weston Sears (October 1, 1898 – November 12, 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 co-authoring University Physics, an introductory physics textbook, with Mark Zemansky. The book, first published in 1949, is often referred to as "Sears and Zemansky", although Hugh Young became a coauthor in 1973.
- 1961 — Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers
- Sears, Francis; Mark Zemansky; et al. (1991). College Physics (7th ed.). Addison Wesley.
- Sears, Francis (1958). Mechanics, Wave Motion, and Heat (1st ed.). Addison Wesley.
- Sears, Francis W. (1935). An Introduction to Optics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
- Francis W. Sears (1975). Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, and Statistical Thermodynamics. Addison Wesley. ISBN 020106894X.
- Sears, Francis W. (1950). An Introduction to Thermodynamics, the Kinetic Theory of Gases and Statistical Mechanics. Addison Wesley.
- Sears, Francis W. (1950). Mechanics, heat and sound. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Addison Wesley.
- Sears, Francis W. (1946). Electricity and Magnetism. Reading, Massachusetts. Addison-Wesley
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