College Physics ›› 2020, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (03): 69-71.doi: 10.16854 / j.cnki.1000-0712. 180685

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Comment on the history of thegeneral physics and its features

CHENG Fu-ping,WANG Shuo,ZHANG Qi-wei   

  1. Higher Education Press,Beijing 100029,China
  • Received:2019-12-20 Revised:2019-07-05 Online:2020-03-20 Published:2020-03-14


The General Physics compiled by Cheng Shuozhu and Jiang Zhiyong is one of the earliest textbook of physics for science and engineering. It has been repeatedly revised during the last half century,and played great contribution in the important periods of teaching history. In this paper,we comment on its significant features from many respects including history and culture,fundamentals and frontiers,theory and practice,conclude that it is a good university physics textbook with a long history and constant improvement,and also exhibits its function of passing knowledge,fostering abilities and improving student’s qualities of science.

Key words: University Physics, College Physics, Hu Panxin, Tang Yujun, Zhong Jikang