Andrew Rex’s main research interest is in the foundations of thermodynamics, an area in which he has published a number of articles and two books. Rex co-wrote the college-level textbooks Essential College Physics (Pearson Addison Wesley, 2010) and Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers (fourth edition, 2013). In addition Rex wrote the book, Commonly Asked Questions in Physics (CRC Press, 2014), which aims to introduce physics to a wider audience, including all those curious about nature. His other scholarly interests include integrating physics and calculus, Maxwell's Demon, the physics of information, and the physics of baseball. Rex has taught most courses in the physics curriculum, including classes in classical mechanics and statistical mechanics. He also has taught in the Honors Program and in the Science, Technology, and Society program, where he regularly teaches the class Physics in the Modern World: Copenhagen to Manhattan.
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1977; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1982